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I am so sorry to hear about Rocky Joe! 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 once the eye swelling subsides
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 4 hours until swelling reduces then every 6-8 hours for 24 hours to prevent recurrence. May sedate mildly
- 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
- A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis
If 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 the eye to close due to pain. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today.
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You are very welcome, I truly hope that this swelling goes away quickly. Remember no rubbing!
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Good evening, I am going to be signing off for the night and hoping that Rocky's eye swelling has subsided? I would love an update when you are able?
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