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"Most dogs recover completely within a few weeks. In some cases the eye remains permanently clouded," says WebMD. Check with your veterinarian about what the normal eye color is for your animal's breed. Change in eye color can be a sign of several diseases. A dog with cataracts will normally have eyes that look cloudy or bluish gray. "Be aware, though, that it's natural for a dog's lens to become cloudy, or gray, with age.
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An eye injury occurs when something comes into contact with your dog's eye and causes damage. A dogfight or altercation with another animal, a cat's claw swipe, or a kick from a horse can all easily injure a dog's eye. Many natural hazards also cause injuries to the eye.
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When your dog is not producing enough tears, the surface of her eyes becomes irritated. Ulcers can form, and in severe cases lead to perforation of the eye itself. In chronic cases of dry eye, the...
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9 Most Common Dog Eye Problems 1. Eye Inflammation. Eye inflammation in dogs is a common occurrence, and it's usually a symptom of some underlying... 2. Corneal Ulcers. Corneal ulcers are common dog eye problems but usually aren't as serious as they may sound. This is a... 3. Cherry Eye. Dogs have a ...
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Trauma. A dog swollen eye could be as a result of a physical injury. This could occur from scratches from other dogs or cats, bruising of the eyeball when they stick their heads when they should not as well as being hit. Treatment will be aimed at healing the injured part of the eye and preventing infection.
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In other cases, problems with the eyes themselves (like poor tear production or abnormal anatomy) can put dogs at risk for corneal damage. A dog with a corneal wound will often rub at the affected eye and squint because of pain. The eye may also be red and have excessive drainage.
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A dog's eye exam may consist of the following tests: Schirmer Tear Test measures the eye's tear production and will be conducted when there is redness or discharge. Visual examination with a focal...
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Dog eye problems: glaucoma. Glaucoma in dogs is a very serious condition which can result in blindness. Glaucoma occurs when a greater amount of vitreous humor is produced than is eliminated, which increases pressure inside the eye, resulting in alterations of the optic nerve and retina.
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The mucous membranes that are in the eyelids are the conjunctiva. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, and is caused by irritation to the eye and infections. Allergies can also cause conjunctivitis. In addition to keeping his eye closed, your dog may also have discharge and crust that develops within and around the eye.


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