my two year old Sharpei has been having difficulties with swollen outer eyelids and excessive tearing for a number of weeks. Several different drops prescribed and a course of antibiotics, recently extended. One eye is improved , the right continues to look sore and swollen and he keeps it closed most of the time unless he is concentrating on something when it will open. Still discharging mostly clear fluid but can be a bit more sticky in a morning. Will paw at it when it is running and try to rub against you but otherwise doesn’t appear to be itching. Any thoughts on where we go next would be appreciated. Thank you.
It may be worth examining the eye under sedation to check for aberrant hairs that are irritating the cornea, or even trying local anaesthetic in the eye to allow a good look. Conscious examination of the eyelid conformation is useful, especially with the excessive skin folds of the Sharpei, however if the the is painful he may not allow a full examination. Alternatively, referral to an ophthalmologist will give you a specialist opinion.
Thank you for your response. Since my e mailing , Clyde has had a referral to an ophthalmologist and will be having surgery to correct his entropian issues on Monday. I am assured from your comments that we have taken the right course of action.
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