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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Myles. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Can you possibly post a picture of his eye?
What is the ointment you are using?
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It is a little blurry, but it does look like a cherry eye to me,
I would be trying an ointment that has an anti inflammatory medication in addition to the antibiotics. Antibiotics will not reduce swelling and redness and inflammation.
The second picture is more clear. I would have thought this was a cherry eye (the gland in the third eyelid turned inside out). I have had a few of these improve, without surgery, using eye ointment that contains dexamethasone for inflammation.
That is an ointment that contains antibiotics, which will help if this is a bacterial infection. There is nothing for inflammation.
I would try an ointment containing either a steroid like dexamethasone, or a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory like Flurbiprofen, but they require a prescription from a veterinarian who has seen and examined him.
Gosh, it sure looks like a cherry eye to me!
You could try Terramyicin. It is an antibiotic ointment containing tetracycline, which also has anti inflammatory properties. It is available in pet stores, feed stores and online without a prescription, unless you are in California.
My husband just walked in. He is also a veterinarian and I had him look at the pictures and he says cherry eye, too.
If it is a cherry eye, it might be there forever. Most cherry eyes need surgery to correct. A few will resolve with topical steroid ointment.
I can't see it as well as your vet who saw him "live" but it sure looks like a cherry eye to me. I treat them with topical steroids, and warn the owners that if it does not resolve, it will require surgery to fix.
That is a great idea. Let me know what you find out.
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