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My parson russell terrier has one eye partially closed most

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My parson russell terrier has one eye partially closed most of the time-how should I treat it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
How long has Milo been squinting his eye?
Do you know of any trauma?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He came back from his walk squinting. There is no obvious trauma and we can't see anything in his eye. He can open his eye but most of the time it is virtually closed. There's some redness in the right part of his eye.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
His eye has been closed for about 2 hours.
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
OK. Most likely the squinting is due to a scratch on his cornea. Typically these heal well within 7 days, but they need to be protected from infection until healing occurs.
I recommend having him evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam and a fluorescein stain of his eye to look for a corneal ulcer. If we confirm the diagnosis, your vet will start a topical ophthalmic antibiotic (these are available by prescription only). We can also use an oral pain medication to help his comfort until the eye improves.
Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Hi Rich Stein,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Milo. How is everything going?

Dr. Susan