Eli Has Glaucoma

Hi there,
I’m feeling a crazy amount of anxiety about my poor little Eli. He is 4.5 years old, a rescue from my local humane society. I have had him for about 6 months now.

A couple of weeks ago his left eye was suddenly blue & cloudy one morning. It was a Sunday and our vet was closed so I took him to an emergency clinic. They diagnosed him with”suspected uveitis”. They did not test his IOP, because he was too anxious. I wish now they would have sedated him and done the pressure test.

We went home with eye drops & a cone. His eye cleared up within a week and he was back to his old self, playing and wagging his tail.
Then another week went by and Saturday morning he again woke up with the same blue cloudy eye and was very lethargic. I took him to our vet as they were open. They sedated him to test his IOP, it was 55! I was informed he had glaucoma and most likely he would need to have they eye removed. I’m in shock and absolutely devastated.

This little guy has been through so much in his short little life already, coming from an abusive & neglectful home. He just does not deserve this. The worst part is, this diagnosis came just hours before I was getting on a plane for vacation. I feel terrible leaving him, but he is in good hands with my sister. Before I have his eye removed, I’m going to have him seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist. I want to be 100% sure this is the right call, and I also want his right eye checked because I have read that as early as 8 months his remaining good eye could suffer the same fate.

Some of my anxiety & sadness has been put at ease with reading all these posts, so thank you to everyone for sharing.
I will come back after we’ve seen the ophthalmologist with an update.

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