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Regretfully, I'll need much better lighting to be able to assess Molly's eye for you. It's mostly in shadow in that photo. Can you try again?

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Yes, but I'm not sure what you're concerned about. Please clarify for me. I think you meant her left eye?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Her right eye and cheek appear puffy.

Thank you. That's her left eye and cheek. Do I see a red "bleb" on her left cornea?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What is that?

A healing ulcer most likely but it can represent a number of corneal disorders. The puffy cheek could have been envenomated by flying insect or spider, represent a tooth root abscess, or, most worrisome, represent neoplasia. Most important, that eye needs the attention of Molly's vet at your earliest convenience.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She woke up with it this morning. She was fine yesterday. She just had surgery on Wednesday.

Back to the vet! I don't see a connection between her sarcoma surgery, eye, and that swelling.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
He won't be back in the office until Tuesday. Can it wait until then?

I really prefer that eyes be attended to promptly if only because they can "go south" in a hurry. I'm less concerned with the swelling at this time. You've got a long weekend ahead of you. Perhaps you can have a vet look at Molly on a Saturday?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Our vet doesn't have office hours again until Tuesday due to the holiday. I really don't want to go to the vet hospital if at all possible.

What do you have at home in the way of ophthalmic antibiotic products - ointment or drops?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't know if I have any. What would be an example?

BNP, Terramycin, sulfacetamide...

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No. Can I buy them at the store?

BNP and sulfacetamide are prescription products. Terramycin ophthalmic ointiment can be found in some pet/feed stores - it often is out of stock - or online such as here: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=9674

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You mustn't use that product because it contains the potent glucocorticoid (steroid) dexamethasone which will delay healing of a corneal ulcer. It might be OK if staining of the cornea with fluoroscein reveals that the cornea is intact but we can't take the chance at this time.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
then what should I do?

Have another vet attend to Molly tomorrow.

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That's an antiseptic rather than antibiotic but it's better than nothing!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Terramycin is sold in petsmart but a prescription is required.

It's a non-prescription product unless you live in California.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How about Patanol?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Should I try giving her Benadryl?

Patanol and Benadryl are used for allergies. She isn't suffering from an allergy.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How about the swelling though?

We don't know what's causing the swelling. I suspect that it's related to her eye but your guess is as good as mine at this time how it's related to her eye.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It's $110 just to walk in the door at the vet hospital.

You're killin' me...I remember when I first opened my vet hospital I was the most expensive in the area at $13 to walk in the door.

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I'm back to looking in the dark. The swelling looks worse?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It is.

It's a mystery. Can you see a bug bite or any break in the skin associated with the swelling?

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What a face. There's inflammation of the skin around the eye, too. God knows what she got into. I have to leave my computer for the night. Please give me an update tomorrow. I'm in the PDT zone.

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Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She seems to be better.

I never argue with success.

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