First time posting, long time pug owner. So last week i noticed a lot of booger like substance in my male pugs eye. He has had that before so i didn't make an issue of it, i simply cleaned it up. The next day it returned, so not thinking nothing of it i simply cleaned it again. The third day it returned so i decided to give him eye drops. Another couple of days and the problem was still there so I decided to take him to the vet. The vet checked him and right away said it was serious, that it could possibly be glaucoma and that he is most likely blind in that eye. He said in most likeliness the eye would have to be removed. He told me to make an appointment with an pet eye specialist to see what course of action to approach. For the moment i was given three different eye drops and a pill he has to take twice a day. As you can imagine I am greatly concerned for him. I seriously don't want to get his eye removed, has anyone gone through this?
I realize if i do nothing the glaucoma could spread to the other eye. That or else he will start developing migraines. Any advice would be appreciated
Hi, welcome to the Village, and sorry it's under these circs. Eyes are nothing to wait on; especially pug eyes as they protrude and are prone to all sorts of issues. I'd get him in to see an ophthalmologist immediately. Also, eye meds are often underprescribed; most are prescribed for 4 or more times a day when the problem is ulceration; I'm not sure about glaucoma, but generally you cannot overdo it. Just call the ophthalmologist and see if you can get in as an emergency or before the weekend. Good luck, and keep us posted!
Last edited by Loconn55; 08-19-2016 at 12:49 PM.
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I agree, get to an ophthalmologist as fast as you can!
Christa, Mom to Toby, Kelsey, Summer & Ellie Mae
missing Riley and Roxy, who are at the bridge
and my precious Bella 11-2-07 - 05-6-12
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately all the places i called are booked until monday. I hope he will be alright until then
Welcome to the Village! Sorry you're joining under these circumstances!
You have been given the meds....and I know they aren't cheap!!! Have a friend that did this with her girl! Glaucoma is painful.....but with the meds should be fine til Monday. It didn't come on over night......so Monday isn't that far away!
IF the worst that happens is that he loses his eye........it's not the end of the world. I say this knowing that I would cry my heart out if I had to do it.......but if it would bring more comfort to him and a longer life...I would do it in a flash! There are many one eyed pugs....and some with both eyes gone...and they do GREAT!
Will be waiting for a good vet report!
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
No advice to add, but I wanted to send some positive vibes for your boy.
Mom to Wonka the Dancing Pug, CGC, W-FD, W-TFD
and Miss Nilla Sassafras Pug CP (couch potato)
Thank you so much for your support
By the way do you know how much a general visit to a ophthalmologist runs?
I think it depends on the area you live in!!! I know my sister pays at least twice as much as I do. She lives near San Diego and I live in MI See if you can get a care credit card! The interest is high if you don't pay it off in the time allowed....but it's interest free for the term of the agreement!
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
I live in the LA area btw
One of my diabetic pugs Walter, had glaucoma this spring. Pressure was 47! Normal is under 12. Vet (no specialist involved) in Dallas gave him an injection of gentamycin directly into the eyeball. Two wks later his pressure was 9. $200 and no anesthesia.
Walter and I are very happy with the result.
Mum to 11 current pug rescues: Bonkers, Sarah, Winston, Papa, Mugzee, Louie, Callie, Brutus, Teeto Lindy & Walter
RIP beloved pugs Faith, Samson, Bella, Casper, Carl, Odette, Emmitt, Toby, Scooter & Peanut