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Hi this is Dr. Sara. What type of dog is Josephine and is she having more tearing or "gunk" in the corner of her eyes?
Ahh Frenchie :) The most likely cause is allergic conjunctivitis but I would also consider dry eye at her age. Does she have seasonal allergies or other allergies?
Where are you? I only ask because about 3/4 of my day appointments right now are itchy dogs, itchy ears, conjuctivitis and I am in the Northeast. It's really bad allergy season here right now. If she seems comfortable, no squinting and no abnormal amount of discharge then it can most likely wait. If she starts to squint, rub, or there is more discharge, I would have her seen sooner.
It could be an allergy to something here. The neopolydex is something we use for allergic conjunctivitis. An occasional "dab" is probably fine, but shouldn't use regularly. There probably aren't any corneal ulcers ( I imagine she would seem painful) but the dex part of the ointment can really complicate an ulcer if there is a small one there, so I would probably hold off on that. I think you can wait until you get home unless it seems like things worsen.
No, Massachusetts. Coming this way???
Funny, my brother-in-law and family live in Ann Arbor
Have a good night and a fun time in NYC. Let me know if you have any other questions. This conversation will stay open for a few days.
That would give you peace of mind. I'm sure all will be fine, maybe they will screen her for dry eye.
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