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My dog has a Strange eye condition

jgb0607
April 6th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Fella, a pitbull terrier, has for the past year had a strange condition in one eye where it appears that mucus will build up in his eye. It clouds over the eye and also builds up into "eye boogers" on the sides. I took him to the vet and he said it was just allergies and prescribed prednisone. It marginally works, but I can't keep Fella on it as it is bad for his liver. Now the condition has moved to the other eye as well! Has anyone experienced this condition in there pet? What would you suggest I try?

tks

poodletalk
April 6th, 2006, 12:08 PM
My mother dog has the same problem, she's always wiping his eyes or cleaning the area with warm water depending how bad it is. Nothing you can really do about it.

loveyadogs
April 6th, 2006, 12:15 PM
both my dogs have that, always have, small dogs, low to ground, dust and dirt, then it builds up , i just wipe them clean:)

jgb0607
April 6th, 2006, 01:58 PM
tks for the replies.

But, this seems to be quite worse of a problem. I really can't seem to wipe it clean from his eye. I can get the goobers out, but the cloudy layer over the eye is very very difficult to get out if I can at all. The prednisone was the only thing that kind of worked. I was hoping someone might know of some sore of eye drops or OTC drug that might do the job, assuming it is allergies.

tks

jessi76
April 6th, 2006, 02:47 PM
....assuming it is allergies.

are you sure it's allergies? Is this cloudiness all the time? or seasonal? If you haven't done so, you may consider getting a 2nd opinion from a different vet to be sure it's an allergy.

rainbow
April 6th, 2006, 02:57 PM
I agree....get a second opinion. Cloudiness can also be sclerosis (sp?) or even a cataract.

jgb0607
April 6th, 2006, 06:19 PM
He is nine years old and I would think it could be nuclear sclerosis or cataracts, but it does seem to come and go and is always accompanied by gunk in and around his eye. It's literally sometimes looks like having snot in your eye. Pretty nice heh...... I thought I heard or read something about eyedrops somewhere, but have not found it on this board.

raingirl
April 6th, 2006, 06:42 PM
sounds like dry eye to me. does the surface of the eye look a little less shiney than a normal eye? Sorta like the surface of a lychee maybe?

Here is a pic. Not the best.

http://www.georgevetgroup.co.uk/images/winter_dryeye.jpg

Does the gunk sorta get like this?

http://www.aht.org.uk/images/conjunc6.jpg

Ask your vet for a dry eye test. My dog has it and his eyes get cloudy and have whitish/yellowish gunk.

HEre is another link with a pic:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_kcs__dry_eye_.html

the white stuff is actually the "solids" in the tear solution.

jgb0607
April 6th, 2006, 10:16 PM
tks for the reply! This could be the problem.
The gunk in his eye does resemble those picks. But, the sides of his eyes do not get red like the poor dog's in the 2nd pic.

OntarioGreys
April 8th, 2006, 04:39 AM
A veterinary ophthalmolgist is the best way to check out an eye problem
this site can help you locate one http://www.acvo.org/publicframe.htm