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    Default My Boy Rock has Ulcers in Both Eyes - Advice Needed

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on the forum, and I wish it were a happier subject.

    My precious boy Rocky - black, aged 4 yrs 7 months - is having problems with both of his eyes. He's been perfectly healthy until now.

    Last week I noticed an iridescent haze on his right eye. I knew it wasn't right, so I kept watching it. Then a few days ago, his left eye developed a small brown pigmentation spot on the inner corner of his left iris. So yesterday, I checked his right eye, and the iridescent white haze had turned brown.

    I took him to the vet as I feared it was PK, but he said it was corneal ulcers. He explained that brown pigmentation is an immune response to ulcers. He also said he would have referred Rocky to a cancer consultant if only one eye was affected. But as it's both eyes, he believes Rocky's immune system is overreacting to the ulcers. I found this quite alarming. The vet prescribed Isathal (fusidic acid) and Remend corneal gel, and asked me to bring him back in 10 days.

    I don't know very much about eye ulcers or keratitis. So I'm hoping someone with knowledge of the best course of action can advise me.

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    I have not used either medicine...so cannot speak to that.

    I do know, from personal experience, that eyes can go bad VERY quickly! The usual revisit is 3-5 days.

    I have learned to go straight to an eye specialist with eye injuries. ....Once....after treating at a reg. vet for 3 wks.....all it took was a surgery to take out hairs that were growing of of the middle of the eyelid to clear up the ulcer. Another time, with another dog that my reg. vet was treating...the eye started to melt. I thankfully made the decision to go to a specialist who tried to save the eye medically and then we went to a graft when that didn't work!

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    I have no advice just positive thoughts coming for your baby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynapug View Post
    I have not used either medicine...so cannot speak to that.

    I do know, from personal experience, that eyes can go bad VERY quickly! The usual revisit is 3-5 days.
    Thanks for responding with that information. I thought the 10 day wait was a little too long. I'm going to search for an eye specialist and get a second opinion. I'll update in time.

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    Thank you so much - it's such a worry.

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    I also go to an ophthalmologist, they have so many different medicines. My pug eye ulcer needed to be cultured to find the correct antibiotic. It took a few weeks but his eye healed. He is 17. I have never heard of those meds.


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    Hi & I'm glad you've joined us, but sorry it is under these circumstances......Diane, shaynapug, has had lots of experience with eye ulcers in her Pugs, so you can trust her good advice! Suri, too. I thankfully haven't had experience with eye ulcers (yet) but I think all 3 of the Pugs I've had have had PK--It looks like the dark brown pigment on their corneas. They were never put on meds for it. Heidi's doesn't seem to bother her at all or affect her vision, but it bothers me that it is there! Pugs have such lovely, dark eyes, & I'm sad they are so prone to eye issues. We'd love to see pics of your Rocky! I hope his eyes will heal quickly, with no complications!
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    Welcome to PugVillage! I'm sorry it's not under happier circumstances. Poor Rocky, ulcers in both eyes sounds very uncomfortable!

    Are you in Canada? It looks like the Isathal might be a Canadian med? I have not used or heard of that but the little bit that I read online said it's used to treat Staph infections... so does Rocky have a staph infection in one or both eyes? And then the Remend - I have heard of Remend, but have not used it. Any sort of a lubricating gel like that is very good to use though. You want to keep the pug eyes from drying out too much.

    10 days does sound like a long wait before a re-check. If you have a specialist in your area it might be worthwhile to get Rocky looked at by an ophthalmologist, especially since BOTH eyes have ulcers.

    Sending best wishes and hoping that Rock's eye heal quickly and fully.
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    Yes most eye infection are staff or strep. But if is not healing it may be a different bacteria and now they will culture so the correct antibiotic is being used.


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    Prayers for you to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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