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Basset Hound. Right eye appears to be rolled back, but the

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Basset Hound. Right eye appears to be rolled back, but the lower, inside lid, appears to be stuck on the eye and not retracting.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the basset hound's name and age?
Customer: Maddie, 11.5
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about maddie?
Customer: No. She just had her teeth cleaned this week and finished a dose of antibiotics for a vaginal infection.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear about this concern for Maddie.

It's possible that there may be an injury to the eye, typically a eye scratch which causes a corneal ulcer. That could possibly account for the eye rolling appearance and the change in the third eyelid.

Either way, definitely, this needs to be evaluated by a vet. Typically, a simple eye stain test can check for any ulcer, and the vet can prescribe appropriate medication.

Also, I can't rule-out a possible injury that occurred during the dental cleaning.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Will call the vet tomorrow.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like a plan.

Good Luck.

Avoid any type of over-the-counter eye medication until the vet visit.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hope everything is going okay?

Dr. Andy