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    Ruby has her first ever ophthalmologist appointment on Wednesday. I don't know what to expect, or what they do exactly. She has some pigmentary keratitis in her right eye, which is the main reason we are going.

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    Good Luck. I hope it's good news for Ruby!
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    I love my ophthalmologist for my guys!!!!

    Mine is a teaching specialists office....so they have vets there training in their specialty. They usually see the dog first. They do the drops to dialate the eye and to freeze it a bit. They do eye pressure and take a quick look. Then the specialist comes in. Mine takes pictures of my guys eyes each time. She'll make recommendations for the right meds for her. Tacrolimus is the best that I know of. 87% of all pugs have PK!

    Ben LOVES going there!!!!

    I've learned for him, even with a small eye injury....that's where he goes as he has bacteria in his eye. If it's not healed in a few days....we head there. They scrape it to get nice edges to help it heal and give me a betadine eye wash for 24 hrs! Had I had that with his first injury he probably wouldn't have needed the graft!

    Hope your experience there is as good as mine has always been!
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    Best wishes for Ruby to have a good experience and all to go well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynapug View Post
    I love my ophthalmologist for my guys!!!!

    Mine is a teaching specialists office....so they have vets there training in their specialty. They usually see the dog first. They do the drops to dialate the eye and to freeze it a bit. They do eye pressure and take a quick look. Then the specialist comes in. Mine takes pictures of my guys eyes each time. She'll make recommendations for the right meds for her. Tacrolimus is the best that I know of. 87% of all pugs have PK!

    Ben LOVES going there!!!!

    I've learned for him, even with a small eye injury....that's where he goes as he has bacteria in his eye. If it's not healed in a few days....we head there. They scrape it to get nice edges to help it heal and give me a betadine eye wash for 24 hrs! Had I had that with his first injury he probably wouldn't have needed the graft!

    Hope your experience there is as good as mine has always been!
    Yes, I have heard that tacrolimus is one of the best for pugs, as some show reactions to cyclosporine and optimmune.

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    They can have reactions to tacrolimus too. It depends on what it's mixed with. There are several different mixtures....and you can also have it made into a salve. Has to be done at a compound pharmacy tho.
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