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What were the results of the biopsy on the left eye?
What type of surgery was done?
What was the name of the drops prescribed?
The primary diseases that affect the cornea are keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) and pannus, an immune mediated chronic keratitis.
Scleritis and granulomatous conjunctivitis can affect the cornea in addition to the sclera and conjunctiva.
These conditions tend to respond to steroids, which you are using. Treatment often must be prolonged. You should continue using the ointment/drops even though it doesn't look like it is helping. It may be slowing it down and it may eventually produce positive results. It sounded like the first round took a while to respond also. There are more potent steroids than dexamethasone, which is the dex in neopolydex. There are also other antiinflammatory drugs that might be useful (NSAIDs) either in the eye or systemically (Rimadyl and a bunch of others available from your vet, aspirin and ketoprophen are OTC). Specific prescription should come from your vet because that is who has worked with and seen you and your dog.
It would be a lot easier to give specific feed back about your pup if you could get a copy of the biopsy report on the findings and specific diagnosis from the biopsy on the other eye. You paid for it and vet records are available to owners. Biopsy samples are usually sent to a pathology lab and read by a veterinary pathologist. This report is sent to the vet.
Can you get a digital photo of the eye and upload it?
I will be signing off shortly, but back online tomorrow.
I tried to send you a couple pictures of the dogs eye. Hope this works. C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\259.JPGpicture of the
Thank Thank you for the accept.
The picture did not come through. I tried to upload one to see if it would work for me. I think it did, but only after 5 tries.
I clicked on the upload file, found the jpg and pressed insert when it said to.
If you have time to try again, I'd like to see the eye. Thanks.
The picture you have is not our dog, I will try to send the picture to Just Answer dog.
Sorry for miscommunicating. The picture I uploaded was not yours, but one from my computer. I had never uploaded a photo and was checking to make sure that I could both upload and see photos.
My computer is down because of a corrupt hard drive. Until I get it back at the end of this week, I have only intermittent access to another computer. I will check periodically to see if you were able to upload a photo and if the eye is improving with or without treatment.
This is a continuation of the original question and you do NOT need to pay more.