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Swollen Eye - Lab
Cahill1211 posted:
My 9 year old Lab's eye is hugely swollen, red, complety closed and extremely itchy. This happened 5 days ago and is only getting worse. I tried allergy eye drops and Benadryl to no avail. Please Help.
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Dear Cahill-
In veterinary school I learned a red eye has 3 major causes - an ulcer in the cornea, glaucoma or conjunctivitis. (There are others, but they are less common.) A veterinarian can't tell the difference betweent the 3 without an examination of the eyes and a couple eye tests which can be done in the office. Hope you can get your Lab in to see your vet today as the eye sounds very uncomfortable.

Ann Hohenhaus


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