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I mistakenly put tresaderm in my Doxie eyes. I flushed with

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I mistakenly put tresaderm in my Doxie eyes. I flushed with eye drops for the dogs alergies. She is not ribing them or tearing at all.
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Customer: I mistakenly put tresaderm in my Doxie eyes. I flushed with eye drops for the dogs alergies. She is not rubbing the eyes nor is the eyes tearing.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this mistake. How long ago did it happen? Is she keeping her eyes open normally at this time? Is she squinting or wanting to hold them partially /fully closed?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If thing is normal and it's been about 45 min.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Are u there?
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
So here at this time the application was 45 minutes ago and now he's completely normal with his eyes as far as keeping them open, no discharge, no redness, no irritation, or no cloudiness?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Correct
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
These are the eye drops
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
That is good that she's acting completely normal with her eyes at this time. If she was to start to squinting, holding the eye shut, or to have discharge then there would be more concern for irritation / damage from the application of that ear medication to the eyes. Honestly, this happens. I've had a case just like this at my ER in the past. Typically if a problem is going to arise, it will be noticed in the first few hours as far as holding the eye shut or squinting. That is when an ulcer would be suspect. The best thing to do is right after the accident is to rinse the eye with sterile contact saline. I wouldn't put anymore of those eye drops in the eye as it has a steroid.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 months ago.
Steroids can cause a small ulcer to really blow up. Rinsing the eye with the contact saline solution and then observing for the squinting, holding eye shut, discharge, or cloudiness would then be the next things to follow.

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