Pugsley, my 12 year old pug, adopted at age 8 after his owner died, has suddenly developed what seems to be serious eye illness. He has been seeing an ophthalmologist, Dr. Steven Gross, as had all my pugs for glaucoma checks and cyclosporin. I also administer neopolydex drops to stall eye cloudiness and Optixcare gel for moisture. I stopped using the cyclosporin eye drops because his tear production was adequate and I hadn't seen our eye Dr who I think is wonderful since my local vet was treating Pugsley (and now Jimmy). Pugsley's right eye all of a sudden is showing an enlarged pupil and a blue color. I'm pretty sure I know what this means. Vet appointment tomorrow and appointment with Dr Gross on Sunday, May 8, unless it's urgent. This is coming at the same time as Jimmy's upcoming dental surgery and my heart is breaking. Pugsley is a dog that makes everything worthwhile. I will do anything to help him even if it means maxing out my credit cards.
Last edited by puggy123; 04-22-2016 at 09:58 PM.
Pugsley right, Jimmy left.
Pugsley with sorely missed and forever loved, Andy (2006-2015)
Last edited by puggy123; 04-23-2016 at 02:35 PM.
I have 2 seniors and both have cataracts. Maybe that is what you are seeing in Pugsley's eye.
This could just be nuclear sclerosis. that would not significantly affect his vision going forward. It is hard to tell the difference between this and cataracts, but your vet will be able to easily. the sclerosis is actually more common in older pugs than cataracts, and no real treatment necessary.
Most of my diabetic pugs have some degree of cataracts, and I cannot tell the difference to the one with nuclear sclerosis.
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Thank you all for the replies. Our opthalmolgist http://www.metro-vet.com/staff-item/...oss-vmd-dacvo/ Steven Gross pioneered cataract lens replacement for dogs. A friend's chihuahua that went blind from diabetes regained his sight from Dr Gross. I don't have a money tree but would do anything for either dog even if it means debt. I am very worried.
Last edited by puggy123; 04-22-2016 at 09:10 PM.
It's only one eye and it came on too suddenly...like overnight.
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We went to our wonderful vet, Beth Derr, and just like an intermittent car issue, Pugsley's eye was brown! Last night it was blue and almost swollen. Since it's fluctuating, I have to bring him in when it's blue. My vet confirmed that Pugsley does have nuclear sclerosis in his eyes, which appear to be cataracts but are not. Normal issue for pugs, as I learned here - thank you scooterpug 77