We had a glaucoma scare back in October. Does anyone know a dog diagnosed with glaucoma and had to have the eye removed?
It all started with an eye infection. To be safe, since Buzz already has cataracts, our vet wanted us to see the eye specialist. Of course this had me on pins and needles, imagining the worst. Don't ever google 'dog glaucoma' unless you are fully prepared to have your dog's eyes removed. Because I was not ready for that. So I had a full blown panic attack at work.
The eye specialist was amazing. To make a long story short(er), Buzz doesn't have glaucoma. He only has chronic dry eye (which caused the infection) but is at risk for developing glaucoma in the future. So now he's on a daily anti-inflammatory drop and gen-teal severe drops to help the dry eye issue. A minor price to pay for his eyesight!
He hates the drops, but he'll do anything for treats so he takes them like a champ.
Anyone have any advice on glaucoma or cataract management in dogs? I'd love to hear everyone's story with these diseases.
|Bella is OBSESSED with my 6-month old niece. Buzz couldn't have cared less.|