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I am sorry you are worried about Abbey. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, with over 30 years experience. I will do my best to help.
I have noticed so many times that our pets do not seem to mind hair over or even in their eyes the way we do. I see dogs in the exam room all the time with a blob of hair and mucus right on the eyeball, and they seem completely unconcerned.
The only way to keep the hair away would be to use clippers (not scissors; too dangerous that close to the eye in a dog that can move suddenly!) to clip the hair short around the eyes. If the hair is long enough, you can pull it from the face with a hair clip, or a rubber band. Be sure it is not too tight, that the hair is gathered loosely. If it is too tight, she may not be able to close her upper eyelids, and that could cause damage to the eye (more than the hair would do!).
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When I see this, I carefully remove it with a tissue. You can try to flush the eye with water to flush the hair out, but the dog usually does not like it. If you do nothing, her own tears will eventually wash it from her eye.
I have not heard back from you! Did this answer your question? Please let me know if I can answer anything else, and how Abbey is doing.