We found Bella dumped in a garbage pile when she was just 2mths old and immediately adopted her, we always say how lucky we are that someone else decided that they didn’t want her because she is just an absolute joy and the most loving, funny, obedient dog ever!.. Everything was fine until about a month ago Bella had woken up with her 3rd eye lid covering half her eye and i noticed it was a little red and swollen, so I took her straight to the vet. He didn’t see an infection but prescribed her some antibiotic eye drops just to make sure…The next day she woke up with her whole eye a kind of bluish grey colour so I rushed her straight back to the vet who made me an appointment with the ophthalmologist that afternoon, but it was too late!, she has already lost sight in her left eye, the diagnosis was Primary Glaucoma. We were told that she would probably lose sight in her right eye too one day and she would eventually be completely blind. We were absolutely devastated for our baby and very worried about her future!….I became obssessed with looking up similar stories on the internet which led me to this website THANK GOD!!!!…I have found a lot of support by seeing other dogs coping so well with blindness…its such a comfort to know that other people have been through this!.
Anyway last week Bella’s pressure in her left eye shot up and could no longer be controlled by meds, so she has an injection into her eye to kill the cells that produce the fluid which will permanently controls the pressure, This procedure was done by my amazing ophthalmologist and has saved her eye from being removed and the only after care was antibiotic eye drops. We have to go back in a week to check the pressure in her eye to make sure it worked, but I’m sure it has because she seems to have returned to her normal crazy self and doesn’t seem to be in pain!.