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Dog has a green or yellow discharge, a cloudy looking cornea,

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dog has a green or yellow discharge, a cloudy looking cornea, is squinting, or is rubbing constantly at his or her eyes
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry to hear that your pup has a green/yellow eye discharge, a cloudy looking cornea, is squinting and is rubbing at his eyes.Rubbing and squinting both indicate discomfort.This discomfort could be from having something in the eye, dry eyes from poor tear production, or an abnormal eyelid conformation such that his eyelid is rubbing on his eye.The cloudy color to his cornea (clear outer part of the eye) indicates trauma, inflammation and possibly an ulcer.The green or yellow color to his discharge indicates a secondary bacterial component to this.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
While his primary problem could be an abnormal eyelid or poor tear production there are definitely complications, and I highly advise a veterinary visit as soon as possible. Today would be best.If he has a corneal ulcer then bacteria could invade and lead to a rupture of his eye. Depending upon how deep the ulcer is he may need surgery or aggressive medical management including frequent application of antibacterial eye drops, pain medication, an oral anti-inflammatory, and possibly artificial tears too.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
He can be examined, have his tear production tested, have his eye stained, and get his eye pressures checked for glaucoma or uveitis, common complications of eye inflammation and trauma/infection. In the meantime place an elizabethan collar (lampshade collar) on him so he cannot rub his eye, keep him in dim light, and apply artificial tears every hour.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Eyes are very fragile and he could lose his sight if this isn't treated properly.Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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