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Question on Eye Boogers

Abby's eyes have been draining alot lately. And she has the worst eye boogers. The color of them are slightly grey. But it is more than she has ever had. And I know that she has a scatched cornea. The vet gave her ointment (nemycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Deamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment) but that was on August 25th. We applied it for 7 days straight. But her eye was still irriated. So we have kept putting the ointment in but as soon as we stop the eye becomes inflammed again and her inner eyelid comes up and sometimes covers most of her eye and she blinks alot. I really don't know what to do. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Should I take her back to the vet?

Amy & Abby

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Thank you Vanessa & Sue!

I have a call into the vet and will hopefully hear back from him today sometime. Thank you for the info.

Amy & Abby

Corneal ulcer

Hi Amy,
Corneal abbrasions & ulcers can take forever to heal. Opal had one last October & my vet didn't release her until something like February.

The ulcer occurred in October. She was given eyedrops that were put in religiously. After a week we went back to the vet. The ulcer had gotten much worse. He suggested surgery to help it heal. He took the inner eyelid & pulled it up over the eyeball & tacked it there with 2 buttons (shirt bottons). It looked strange. I had to continue the drops. Opal had instant relief from the pain & irritation because nothin was rubbing agaist the eye any more. It stayed tacked that way for 9 days. When it was untacked the ulcer was about 90% healed. It worked beautifully. I continued the eye drops & weekly visits to the vet until it was healed. Once healed he changed the eye dropped to one with a a steroid in it to help make the blood vessels receed. That went on for a few more weeks. Finally she was released with a 100% recovery.

Take our baby back to the vet before her eyesight is impaired



Could Abby have some eyelashes that are rubbing against her eye? It could be entropian - the eyelid turns inward causing the eyelashes to rub. Or distichiasis - where she has hair follicles in weird spots and the eye lash grows into the eye.

Has your vet looked for these? I don't want to scare you, but if they are not treated, they could cause ulcers which can lead to blindness. Could you get a second opinion from another vet?

Good luck!

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