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My dogs eye sometimes looks like its rolling back in her head, and sometimes t

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My dog's eye sometimes looks like it's rolling back in her head, and sometimes the lower lid appears to sag. It does NOT appear to be bothering her from a comfort standpoint. What could be causing this, and what should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

Does it look similar to this?

CriticalCareVet :

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Customer:

Yes, it does

CriticalCareVet :

Typically - and this is common - the eye is not rolling back in the head...

CriticalCareVet :

It is the illusion from the 3rd eyelid coming up.

CriticalCareVet :

Based on your history, one possible cause is a conjunctivitis (LINK HERE).

CriticalCareVet :

Options for at home care include:

- Warm compress the eye with a clean, damp, warm cloth. This will help with inflammation in the area.

- The second recommendation is to try to flush the eye with a sterile saline solution. I am referring to a normal, over the counter saline solution commonly found in the same aisle of the grocery story or drugstore as contact solution. (EXAMPLE HERE).

If the signs do not improve - seeing your veterinarian tomorrow to see if there are other causes such as an infection or ulcer and considering topical antibiotics would be recommended. A common example is NeoPolyGram (EXAMPLE HERE)

Customer:

What causes conjunctivitis?

CriticalCareVet :

Bacterial, viral, allergic, or inflammation.

Customer:

So, she may have gotten something in her eye that's causing an allergic reaction - or she has "A cold in her eye?"

CriticalCareVet :

Yes.

Customer:

If I treat her as outlined, how soon should I see improvement?

CriticalCareVet :

24-48 hours

CriticalCareVet :

Good luck!

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