My 5-month old puppy had Cherry Eye in his right eye a few weeks ago. It seemed to develop overnight and he had successful surgery a few days later. No problems with that eye since.
However, over a week ago, the other eye (left one) semeed to be having some less dramatic problems. His eye itself was red and the skin around his eye socket was noticeably pink and swollen. I treated the eye with some leftover drops from his right-eye Cherry Eye surgery, and the redness disappeared. However, the swollen pink skin has not.
After this didn't clear up, I took him to the Vet on Tuesday. The Vet pulled the bottom of his eye out a bit and showed me what appeared to be another Cherry Eye, although this one had not "popped out" and seemed to be underneath the eye. The Vet said because it had not popped out, he wanted to treat the problem "conservatively."
He gave me some eye drops - "Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension," which I gathered it an antiboitic. He told me to use this until it I had used it up, and to bring the puppy back if the problem had not resolved in 10 days.
I used up the eyedrops in about four days. The "Cherry Eye" that was underneath the eye (which never popped out) seems to have gone away. However, the pink, swollen skin doesn't look any better at all. It almost looks as though the dog has a "black eye," except instead of it being black, it's pink.
I would be interested if anyone can give me any insight as to this problem. Now that the medicine is used up, I am just hoping things will clear up over time - if it hasn't gotten better by the end of the week, I will take him back to the Vet. The puppy doesn't seem to be bothered by the eye, but it just looks bad.