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my dog is blind in his right eye. now has turned red. what

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my dog is blind in his right eye. now has turned red. what should i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Hello there,

Hoe long has the dog had a problem with the eye?

Are the eyelids able to close over the eye?

Is the dog squinting or rubbing the eye?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
he has been blind since we got him at 6 weeks old. Has always white haze but just turned red with a black ring. He rubs at it with his paw bit he still can open and close it. no swelling
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
When the white part of the eye turns red it usually indicates a pressure build up within the eye. Glaucoma would be most likely. It can become very painful and the dog will start rubbing at it. Glaucoma can be manage but not cured. The pressures need to be checked to rule out glaucoma. In many cases, if the eye is already blind, it is removed to solve the problem. Infection is not likely if there is no mucoid discharge. The eye can be flushed with plain saline used for contact lenses or artificial tears from the grocery store 3-4 times a day until the eye can be examined.
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