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We've had Bostons in our family for years but this is the first time having one on my own. Recently, he had been neutered and we noticed the eye problem when we picked him up from his procedure. Nothing out of the ordinary before we dropped him off. His symptoms are...


  • Not able to close his eye completely when sleeping
  • Slightly inflamed 3rd eyelid
  • VERY watery
  • Sometimes red
  • Only occurring in one of his eyes
  • And his eyes are not "in sync" - meaning they don't blink at the same time or things like that.
The first time we took him to the vet, they thought it was dog pink eye, a bacterial infection. Once he was on medication for a week and it didn't clear up, we went back an put him on a ointment after a stain and pressure test. A few hours after this vet exam, he couldn't open his eyes and we took him to the ER. They put him on another steroid ointment. This helped his eyes go back to how they were before they reacted to the tests. After this didn't help clear things up, we got him to another doctor in a bigger town and they put him on 2 more antibiotics and has him on eye drops. Still, no answer. We now have to wait literally a month before we can see the only specialist in Colorado. All of his tests for cherry eye, cataracts, ulcers, scratches, everything so far has come back negative.



Has anyone experienced this before? Could it be allergies? I am so neurotic about him I will do what it takes to get him better but I feel so bad putting him on all of this medication and spending all this money for still not having an answer to what is wrong with him.


Desperately in need of advice.
 

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If your dog's eye was ok when you dropped him off at the vets, but not ok when you picked him up - did you ask the vet what happened to your dog whilst he was in their care? If it happened quite suddenly, it could have been a trauma sustained at the vets.
 

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Have the vets investigated the possibility of a neurological disorder? If your dog was ok and now doesn't blink in sync - that doesn't sound like an eye problem. I would ask the vet where he was castrated if he stopped breathing during the anaesthetic, was his recovery normal, did he fall over at any stage? Or anything else unusual happened whilst he was there.
 
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