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no experience with this but I sure hope everything turns out ok. he is such a beautiful little pug.
Sounds a bit like Hektor's Laura, Hektor also has pigmentation which we were originally told was because of his constant bouts of Conjunctivitis. This turned out to be a whole lot of hokum. He had Entropion in both his eyes, this was a small amount of curl with the lower eyelids. He had the operation in July and this was not a bother, he seems to have successfully weathered this, The only trouble was that they shaved his neck and then they put on a buster collar during the worst of the hot weather and he got an infection which resulted in him having to have Fuciderm which has started up his yeast infection yet again. They are going to start steroid drops to remove the pigment next week.
Seems like Hektor, Rufus has all the luck, but they have decided a lot quicker to refer him to a specialist. With us this has gone on at least two years and it took a locum to the practise to find it. It cost us around £500 with the blood tests.
Hektor has had this for over two years, you were quite right to go over the top I am sorry I did not do the same but I was spun a totally wrong line, that there was nothing to be done etc. Hektor has it right across one eye and spreading from the corner of the other eye.
I would not be too worried, do they know if it is the upper or lower eyelids. Terri's Puga had the same op she seems to have had the uppers done and not quite as successful but it is different for all. Hektor's look fine, was at the nose corner of both eyes. Just a tiny amount of irritation but enough to do the damage.
I did go back and look, right now having a horrible time with his skin so not willing to experiment as he is going to Miriam at the end of September and he needs to be in reasonable shape. I have taken him off all veggies, only on his meat and yoghurt. Neil the chap who did the "plastic Surgery" on Hektor came highly recommended by quite a few Pug Owners I have since met.
I will be really pleased to hear how you get on, we go to our respective surgeons the same day.
Fred has the pigmentary thing . I treat him with ciclosporine 0.2% every day a bit in the eyes. It reduces drastically the advance of the issue. Fred had it very serious.. but the thing stoped advancing almost completly since then.
I was lucky that the person that sold us Fred was a Pug Eye doctor :)
The thing never goes away, but you can control it enough so that he will continue to keep a lot of vision until his last days.
That is interesting to know because Hektor has it very advanced in one eye. The Vet has said that he can remove it with Maxitrol. He has had the operation which seems to have been successful and we were hoping using the drops would be the last stage. Presently he can see, but the Vet said without the drops this would eventually cause him to go blind. I am very angry because this could have been stopped two years ago when it was simply at the corner of one eye.
It snot magical and you need ot keep an eye on it. To absolute most pugs it slows the issue to a crawl. Fred will nto have a good vision when he is old, but without this he would be blind already.
HEre i nbrazil we can ask for preparation fo this drug, if you need to buy it in human drugary store you will pay a fortune since its used to control transplant rejection :/
I just hope my little buddy can see well enough to move and locate himself when he is old and gray bearded :P