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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I can give you some basic guidelines for this evening but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue or the eye seems swollenYes unfortunately drops from 2012 should be discarded at this time- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound to help relieve the itch and allow him to rest more comfortably - A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide reliefIf flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing him to close the eye due to pain. I would hate to have you end up at the veterinary er over the weekend because it worsens or is not improving and have to pay the higher price in order to get him comfortablePlease let me know how else I can assist you both today, I hope he is feeling better soon!If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
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I am signing off for the night but will return tomorrow morning to see if you have responded with any additional questions or concerns. Good luck to you and your little Pom, truly
Good morning, I wanted to check in on your Pom see how things were going after your question?
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