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  • Petra replied to the topic Glucoma in the forum General Discussion 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi Janice,
    My dog recently lost her right eye to glaucoma also. I have an appointment with an eye specialist to see what I need to do for the other eye. Her left eye is fine now but from what I researched, it seems like the second eye usually develops glaucoma approximately 8 months later. There is nothing you can do to prevent it, but I think you…[Read more]

  • Hi there, here is an update on Mimi. We had the enucleation surgery on Tuesday. The surgery went well and we brought home a very groggy Mimi. She slept for a few more hours until it was time for her pain meds. What a nightmare. We were given only Tramadol which tastes horrible. We tried for two hours to get it down her throat and were…[Read more]

  • Thank you Nancy! Can’t tell you how much it helps to talk to people who have been through this! None of my friends with pets have ever had to make this decision so I felt so alone. It is really comforting to hear your thoughts. I talked to my vet’s receptionist who I really like and after talking to her, I feel like my dog will be in good hands…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much Kristy! I appreciate your input so much. It is making me feel better about my decision. Now I just have to decide who to do the surgery. I trust that my vet can do the surgery but the more research I do, the more upset with him I’m getting. When I first brought Mimi in with her eye very large and white, he never told me she might…[Read more]

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  • Thank you so much Nancy. I literally haven’t slept well for two weeks trying to figure out what to do. I am a wreck. I am so depressed….and I’m sure my sensitive baby can tell…as you mentioned. I so appreciate your input and I think you’re right! Thanks!

  • Hi. My 15 year old toy poodle has glaucoma in her right eye. After doing everything possible, the pressure is not going down so I have decided to remove the eye. It has been so stressful for me in making this decision, but I know it’s the right one….I hope. My question is, the ophthalmologist wants to put a silicone ball in to replace the…[Read more]

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