He doesn't seem to be squinting heavily, but maybe a little. He blinks it. When I try to touch it, he will let me, but he flinches a little. Now that I look closer, the bulge seems to be directed to the lower lid and in toward the inside corner of the eye (like where the tear duct would be?) and that is all puffy and bulged. The white part on the inside corner is very red and actually lumpy looking.
Now that we are looking closer, his cheek is swollen, in comparison to the other cheek, so I am beginning to wonder if your first diagnosis was correct! The actual swelling that I am calling the "cheek" is back just in front of the ear, so i guess it's not really the cheek.
He has had both of the "large" back teeth removed a few years ago, our vet said those were the most common to go, so we thought this problem would not occur again...!
My poor dog! He has been wearing a cone due to the problems with the left eye for 1.5 weeks, being poked and prodded and cut, etc.!
Oh and FYI he is currently taking Rimadyl for pain, so that could be helping that when i touch it he doesn't act like it hurts terribly.
But what about the swelling on the side of the face in front of the ear?? (I have inspected his ear and it seems okay). The area of his actual cheek - side of the "snout" is not swollen at all.
Here is the information I sent earlier that maybe you did not get?
Already Tried: First, you should know that Dawson is currently being treated for a corneal ulcer on the OPPOSITE eye (left). He had a minor surgery to help it a few days ago and it appears to be getting somewhat better. The problem with the right eye just started Saturday morning, maybe a little watery Friday night. The only thing I have done so far is put in some of the drops that we are using in the left eye. (Tobramycin and tears)
Sorry i forgot to answer a couple of your questions-no no bathing, it's winter here and so no running in tall grass, no chemicals around him that I know of. He had the surgery on his left eye last Monday. Went in for a check up this past Friday to be sure the contact lens is still in there and it was. Noticed nothing with the right eye at that time.
We have been *trying* to keep him releatively quiet this week because of the left eye situation, but he is a pretty energetic fellow so that is sometimes difficult.
Yes on the graft of the ulcer area. Then they put a contact lens on it to reduce sensitivity and help with healing (instead of sewing the eye shut-my vet prefers the lens). His left eye actually looks very well! Better than it has in 3 weeks. The vet said that once the healing is more advanced or healed all the way that he will have us use a steroid drop, don't remember the reasoning.
I guess we will be making a trip to the vet in the am to find out what the deal is with the right eye. Thank you very much for your help, at least I know I don't need to call the emergency vet line at this time.
Can you please tell me what kind of treatment to expect if it's conjunctivitis? Then I will leave you alone!
My "little one's" name is XXXXX XXXXX I put little one's in quote because he is about 93 pounds :)
Thanks again for all the information, it helps for me to know that my vet did okay :) and to understand what we need to find out/do tomorrow. I will continue with the Tobramycin tonight and in the am.
I don't know exactly how this all works on Just Anwer, I probably could have sent you a photo of his face, but not sure how...I think there is an insert image command...
I will be sure to post 100% satisfaction for you too! Thanks again.