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Conjunctivitis or not? HELP PLEASE!!
nikkic90 posted:
About a week ago our dogs eye got swollen. It just popped up out of no where. We don't know what happened to her. So 4 days ago we took her to the vet. They said she has conjunctivitis. They gave us a topical gel to put on her eye and also some pain medicine for her. It started going down the first day but the second day of medication it just got bigger. It's just growing and growing. We aren't sure what is going on. We don't believe she has conjunctivitis but we don't have the money to get her to the vet again until the beginning of October. Could someone please help us? We're at a loss.
Violets_are_Blue responded:
If you are still using the gel, stop immediately. At least call the vet to let them know it's not helping and it's getting worse. Sometimes, they'll just send another eye medication with you instead of needing to recheck the dog. However, they may want to see it again and possibly you'll need to see a specialist if they have no idea what is causing it. Just discussing it with your vet will give you some peace and they can make a note so you're not showing up 2 weeks after seeing them the first time with a not better eye issue that they had no idea about.
nikkic90 replied to Violets_are_Blue's response:
We did call the vet yesterday. They said because it has something to do with the eye they can't tell us what to do without seeing her again. The funny thing is, when we took her in the other day they didn't ever check the thing that is so big and swollen on her eye. They checked the eyeball itself. This morning when we woke up we noticed that the swollen mass on her eye was leaking a fluid. It wasn't coming out of her eye, it was coming out of the mass on her eye. We aren't giving her the gel anymore.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM replied to nikkic90's response:

Hi there. So, was the big thing that is growing not present when your veterinarian looked at the doggie? Was it alot smaller then? Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, membranes around the eye, but there can be masses and cysts of the conjunctiva that appear more "mass like".

Where does it appear to come from?

Were you able to speak to the veterinarian or just the staff? I agree with Violets are Blue that eye problems can be very serious, and the veterinarian may need to see you doggie if things have changed dramatically, but perhaps speaking to the vet who saw your dog about the new changes will help to give you more information as to what may be going on.

Please let us know.

Doc Sandy
nikkic90 replied to Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM's response:
Hello.. yes the mass was present. It has gotten much bigger and has now started leaking blood. There doesn't seem to be anything coming from the eye itself. Just the big mass like thing over her eye. We are really worried about her. I have tried to get a picture that I could maybe post on here but she won't let us take a picture. She's scared of the camera.

nikkic90 replied to nikkic90's response:

That is a link for a picture of this thing on her eye.


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