I accidentally poked my dogs eye, 30 minutes ago, they see the vet regularly and they take atopica twice daily. Princess

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Customer: I accidentally poked my dogs eye
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the dog's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: 30 minutes ago
JA: When did the dog last see a vet? Are they taking any medications?
Customer: they see the vet regularly and they take atopica twice daily.
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Princess Josie, 9 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I already have some medication for previous I ulcers and eye infections for my dog just wanting to make sure I can use those.
Answered by Dr. Ben, DVM in 1 min 1 month ago
Dr. Ben, DVM
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Hello, this is Dr. Ben with JustAnswer. I am a licensed veterinarian and will assist you in any way I can! I am sorry to hear about your situation.

May I ask how the accident happened? Was it just with your finger, or some object? Also, which medications do you have on hand?

Hi, thank you for reaching out. I just went to go pick her up from the corner of the couch and accident poked her eye with my finger nail. I jerked back immediately. It was a quick accident. Can I sent a picture of the medications I have on hand?

I see. Yes, you may. Does the eye appear swollen?

She yelped once and has been able to hold it open for the most part but it seems she is closing it more. No major redness in the eye but a little bit in the corner next that is closer to the snout.
Customer attachment 4/15/2023 3:07:12 AM
Here is all the medications we have. She had had multiple ulcers in the past. She is a shih tzu, 15 lb.

I would advise starting with the NeoPolyBac WITHOUT dexamethasone

The reason being, steroids can make corneal ulcers worse, if present

I would reserve the moxifloxacin for a very bad infection or deep ulcer

Thanks for your feedback. Yes, we are pretty familiar with the two and wanted to make sure it was okay to go ahead and start with the brown striped medication. How often do you recommend applying? Do you recommend applying the atropine sulfate ophthalmic ointment for pain?

The atropine can be used, but not right after the antibiotic (dont want to wash the two out).

I would recommend using the antibioitc twice a day for 5 days or so. If no redness persists, you are likely okay to stop using it

Okay. Perfect. And if I know she continues to hold it shut then seek treat at her primary care?

You got it! If it appears to be getting worse daily, take her in

Whew, okay. Perfect. That's all I needed. Thank you so much, you've been so helpful!

Very happy to be of service :) Have a great night!

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