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1- Is she squinting the eye?
2- How long has this been going on?
1- How much does she weigh?
2- How many milligrams of benadryl are you giving and how often?
3- Are you seeing any swelling in the eye itself?
4- It is only in 1 eye, correct?
Are you seeing the eyelid droopy?
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Friend, when we see the eye becoming droopy this means that the nerves that innervate the muscles in and around the eyes are not functioning properly. So, the big question is: What is altering the function of these nerves? This can be caused by many different conditions. It could be a problem with the eye itself or secondary to something else going on systemically. You see, the nerves that connect with the eyes can be affected even by something occurring in the thorax or abdomen. Now, the same is true when we see redness. The redness in the eye (s) could be as a result of inflammation within the eye itself or a reflection of something else going on systemically. So, in response to your question I would definitely recommend having her checked by family veterinarian for an eye examination. In the meantime, feel free to flush the eye with over the counter eye wash 2-3 times to keep the eye moist. The day of the exam with family vet do not flush the eye. I would try to have her checked as soon as you can to measure her eye pressure on rule out things like glaucoma.
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