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Old 02-05-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Default Cherry eye

When I adopted Beesley, I was told he had been treated for cherry eye at the shelter.

Lately, I've been noticing the corners of his eyes have turned red--I'm not sure if it's purely from scratching or if he's developing cherry eye again. I never see him scratch them when I'm home, but he could be doing it while I'm gone.

This picture isn't very good, but you can see a little swelling and redness developing.

Should I be worried? How does cherry eye start? I've researched it, but the pictures don't look like what he has, but it's not to say he's not getting it or has a mild form of it.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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MA - do you know "how" your pup's cherry eye was treated? Whether or not it is coming back would largely depend on that I would think. If the cherry eye condition was only treated with drops and manipulation, then it can come back as I understand.

Surgery involves removing/trimming, or tacking down the 3rd eyelid, in an effort to prevent re-occurence.

His eyes only look slightly irritated to me - and that could be air borne allergies at this time of year....or high winds with dirt particles/debri.

To be safe - why don't you run him into your vet's office and have them give a look see - while the two of you are there, you can weigh him, have the staff offer him treats and use the visit to socialize him to the whole 'going to the vet' experience
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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MA - do you know "how" your pup's cherry eye was treated? Whether or not it is coming back would largely depend on that I would think. If the cherry eye condition was only treated with drops and manipulation, then it can come back as I understand.

Surgery involves removing/trimming, or tacking down the 3rd eyelid, in an effort to prevent re-occurence.

His eyes only look slightly irritated to me - and that could be air borne allergies at this time of year....or high winds with dirt particles/debri.

To be safe - why don't you run him into your vet's office and have them give a look see - while the two of you are there, you can weigh him, have the staff offer him treats and use the visit to socialize him to the whole 'going to the vet' experience
I want to say he had actual surgery for it, but I'd have to look at his adoption papers to see for sure. All I remember being told when I adopted him is that it's a common ailment in dogs.

I can't take him to the vet until I get paid again--I'm horribly broke right now. If the swelling and redness don't go away by then, then I'm going to take him in for sure.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Cherry eye is extremely common in Bulldogs. If he had it, you would know. Here is a picture of what cherry eye looks like.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Cherry eye is extremely common in Bulldogs. If he had it, you would know. Here is a picture of what cherry eye looks like.
He obviously doesn't look like that, I'm just wondering what it looks like before it gets that bad.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i suspect its just a little allergy or irritation.... both of mine get that every now and again.....
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Looking at the picture, which is kind of hard to see, it doesn't look like cherry eye to me. If I remember correctly with cherry eye it just appears all of a sudden on the inside corner of the dogs eye.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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It doesn't look like cherry eye to me either, based on the photo. I wonder if where you live it's windy and if dirt or sand is blowing around, ie is he a digger and if so, does he put his face down in the holes etc? Would also not sure carpet powders or foams as they may irritate his eyes, also use a mild deterent on his bedding and even your clothes, if he's a lap dog. Just a few thoughts.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:31 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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He obviously doesn't look like that, I'm just wondering what it looks like before it gets that bad.

There really is no "before it gets that bad" time frame with cherry eye - it is what it is and it's easily recognizable. I agree that it's probably an allergy/irritation problem and what I would do is flush his eyes with regular saline to remove any irritants. I keep a big bottle just for these kind of things. If you have eyedrops - NOT Visine - but something like Refresh Tears or a night time eye ointment (lubricant) that will help soothe the eye until you can get it checked.

Just know that eye issues, like scratches, puntures, ulcers, can go south rather quickly, so don't wait too long. Perhaps your vet will see him and let you pay later. It doesn't hurt to ask. And, thank you for adopting instead of buying. He's a fine looking boy.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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He obviously doesn't look like that, I'm just wondering what it looks like before it gets that bad.
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There really is no "before it gets that bad" time frame with cherry eye - it is what it is and it's easily recognizable. I agree that it's probably an allergy/irritation problem and what I would do is flush his eyes with regular saline to remove any irritants. I keep a big bottle just for these kind of things. If you have eyedrops - NOT Visine - but something like Refresh Tears or a night time eye ointment (lubricant) that will help soothe the eye until you can get it checked.

Just know that eye issues, like scratches, puntures, ulcers, can go south rather quickly, so don't wait too long. Perhaps your vet will see him and let you pay later. It doesn't hurt to ask. And, thank you for adopting instead of buying. He's a fine looking boy.
Exactly. Cherry eye looks like the picture I posted. If it doesn't look like that, it's not cherry eye. It's not something that starts our mildly, then turns into the full blown thing, which is why I posted the picture.

And I agree with ZSP, eye issues are the one thing I never ignore. It can lead to some serious issues if left untreated.
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