My poor roo has an appointment next wednesday with a specialist to see what can be done with his eyes. They have been causing him a bit of bother lately and are very weepy and gooey. He has just suffered with a nasty bout of conjunctivitis and its damaged his eye and he now has the start of pigmentary keratopathy, I am absolutely devastated. He has a very small line of pigmentation on his cornea but I want it sorting now before it becomes a serious problem. Its likely he needs an entropion on both eyes. I am so scared. He is going to see a very highly recommend specialist with plenty of experience with pugs so I am hopeful he will be able to help my boy. Anyone whose dog has had this operation/eye issue who can offer any advice and reassurance?

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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.

How have hektors eyes been since the entropian? Has it made a difference to the weeping and goo?
I don't think they will give us anything for the pigmentation as its really really tiny. It was my crazy over the top reaction and I asked for the referral as soon as I seen the pigmentation that has got him seen to so quickly. My vet said to keep an eye on it but I wasn't having none of that haha, the pigmentation can spread very quickly and I would never forgive myself if he ended up blind.
I think its his eyelids causing the irritation but we shall see on Wednesday. I am so worried

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.

Im not sure helena, my vet just said he had slightly inward rolling eyelids and I didn't think to ask if it was top or bottom! Im sure the specialist will tell me on wednesday what is going on with them. Im sick of seeing them weepy and sore looking, poor little mite.
On the plus side his skin is looking fab! I am so impressed with his new food, no good for hektor due to the potato but whatever herbs are in it are doing wonders. His skin will never go back to the baby pink colour it was since that awful 3 month infection but you can see its healthy and its the first time his skin hasn't felt hot to touch. They do sell the herbal mixture separately, maybe worth lookong into to add to hektors food?
I will let you know what the specialist says, I have heard he is a miracle worker

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.

Well, we have been to meet with the optometrist today and he needs 2 procedures carried out on his eyes. He needs an entropion to cut away some of the excess eye lid and then have the corner of his bottom and top lid stitched together. His eye is far too exposed apparently so he needs the op to stop the eye irritation and to reduce the suface area that's exposed. Luckily there is no vision damage from the pk and john is confident that the op will prevent the pk becoming more irritated and spreading. He said I have caught the pk in the very early stages so he is confident it can be corrected before it gets worse. He is scheduled in for surgery soon. Poor little guy

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


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