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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Merlin is a 4 year old retriever mix. In late Jan. We

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Merlin is a 4 year old retriever mix. In late Jan. We noticed his right eye was sagging with the third shark covering pertruding over the part of the lower eye. Our vet checked him out checked for a corneal scratch looking into his pupil nothing unusual. He was put on eye ung.for 5 days the eye was no worse. Went back to vet last wee to have him checked now the eye looked cloudy. The vet
Put him on Poly Dex. Eye gtts for ten days with Cefpodoxime 200mg day for 10 days. Merlin doesn't appear to be in any pain or have any sight issues. At times more eye drainage from that right eye. Any thoughts?
put him on eyegtts
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Can you tell me, please, if Merlin's tear production were tested with the Schrimer tear test and if his intraocular pressure were assessed? A cloudy cornea must be distinguished from clouding inside the globe - usually in the anterior chamber of the eye - the space between his cornea and iris. This is usually caused by uveitis - inflammation of the iris and its attachments and uveitis usually causes a drop in intraocular pressure. A cloudy cornea can arise from glaucoma and glaucoma is defined as increased intraocular pressure.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We didn't check the pressure because they didn't have the equipment but the did the fluorescent test for scratches which was Meg his tears were not tested
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Trying to find an eye doctor for Merlin south of Boston know any
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Thank you. Yes, eye pressure is essential to check in these cases. Check this website for a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist near you: www.acvo.org

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.