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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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How red does it get? Pinkish, or blood red?

Was allergy ruled out? We have a dog with seasonal allergies that sometimes shows the reaction in just one eye. It usually is fairly mild, though--just more pink than the other eye. Easy enough to check--see if your vet thinks it's okay to dose with Benadryl for a few days to see if there's any improvement.

Did the vet check for entropion? It's a condition where the edge of the eyelid turns and the lashes rub against the cornea. Seems odd that the condition wouldn't show up till age 9, though.

Maybe it's just a persistent infection that needs the antibiotics and steroids for a longer time and the meds will clear it up this time.

Hope you get some answers soon! If your vet can't figure it out, is there a veterinary ophthalmologist you can be referred to? I was surprised to hear that there was such a thing, but sometimes the specialists can pinpoint a problem that a general practice vet misses. They see so many more unusual cases than a regular vet does...
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