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Was any testing of the eye done before the medications were prescribed?
What was the name of the medication that was used?
Is Buddy squinting? Rubbing his eye?
Is there discharge from the eye?
Does the cornea look clear or cloudy?
This definitely sounds like something that needs to be re-evaluated by a veterinarian and since this has been going on so long without resolution, it may be a good idea for him to be examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist. Inflammation and discharge can be secondary to allergies, trauma, irritants, anatomical problems with the lids or lashes or even problems with their tears or tear ducts. There can even be problems with the eye internally like glaucoma that can cause redness and squinting.
Testing to measure the pressure in the eye, measure the tear production and evaluate the surface of the eye can be performed. On top of that, special equipment is needed for magnification and illumination of the eye and eyelids to look for disease.
It is best to keep any discharge from building up around his eyes by wiping gently with a warm water cloth. You can try flushing his eyes with eyewash or saline solution (like contact wearers use). He may also get some relief from an artificial tear type solution applied as frequently as needed to keep the eyes lubricated. The product called Genteal® is available over the counter (OTC) as a solution or a gel.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.