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She has been having some redness/ goo in her eyes, but today…

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She has been having...

She has been having some redness/ goo in her eyes , but today her left eye started drooping and is turned sideways instead of straight

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Pekingese

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the Pekingese's name and age?

Millie age 11

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Millie?

No , she has no known health issues other than this recent thing with her eyes

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Can you share pictures of what you're seeing?

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

They sure did. Are you seeing any protrusion of the third eyelid or conjunctiva in the left eye that you aren't seeing in the right? A closer picture of the left eye in stronger lighting may help.

Is she on any eye medications at this time?

Any history of eye problems in the past?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will try to get a better picture of it , she does have some mucus like stuff in both eyes that I have been wiping , I thought it was probably allergies, she is not on any medications or anything for eyes .
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

I'll keep an eye out for the additional picture.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It is not letting me upload the pictures on here , I will keep trying though , is there another email or number I could send them too
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay it is now saying they finally uploaded
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

These are perfect. Thank you.

Unfortunately, this does not look like something that can be treated at home. Not only is the left eye's condition far more advanced than the right, but it looks like there may be more than one medical condition present. There is some opacity that I can see in both eyes that may or may not be age-related. The left eye also appears that it may be infected with the mucus production. Pekes are also prone to conditions like dry eye, so your vet will want to not only stain the eyes and check eye pressures, but check the tear production as well.

If you need help finding a vet that can examine Millie please let me know. They may also want to refer her to an ophthalmological specialist depending on what the results of the aforementioned diagnostics reveal.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Checking in. How is Millie today?

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
Hi,

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

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