Hi everyone…..my name is Rich and I have a Brussels Griffon, Dunkin who is 8 yrs. old. Roughly 2 yrs. ago, Dunkin had cataract surgery in both eyes.
Since 2012, he has developed a detached retina in his left eye…..probably from glaucoma….and the eye pressure has been steadily going up.
I took him to the Animal Eye Clinic in Wilton, CT., on 02/28/15…..and learned that the left eye pressure was now at 34 despite 3 different types of eye drops we are using…..and was told that since he has no vision in the left eye…..and building pressure, his left eye will have to be removed. I’m so devastated at this news….he has been through so much….but I want him comfortable and with no pain. I’m struggling with the idea of what surgery to choose…..do I want him to have a prosthetic eye or do I want the Enucleation surgery? I know with a prosthetic eye its more for us humans….and it doesn’t matter to the dog…..but I worry if he has the Enucleation surgery where the eye is stitched shut…..that I will feel so bad every time I look at his wonderful face.
Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of both type surgeries…..and if complications develop, if his eye was stitched shut….how would they know there was something wrong….and how could you treat it. In the end…..I want Dunkin to be happy and comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your honest input.