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Old 12-14-2012, 12:30 AM
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Eye problem?

My three and a half year old Golden has a white spot in the middle of her right eye. It's sort of cloudy, perfectly round and just on the surface. I took her to the vet to have it checked and she said she isn't sure what it is but that it's not active and since it doesn't seem to bother her it's not anything to worry about. Anyone else ever experience anything like this?


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Old 12-14-2012, 12:41 AM
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Time for a visit to the eye doctor.

Eyes are not something to mess around with. You need answers.
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Could be a cataract could be an ulcer. Lincoln has Pannus in both eyes as well as Plasmosa of both 3rd eye lids. He hasnt been seen by a specialist yet because 1. Hes not bothered by it and 2. the Drug commonly prescribed by eye specialists to treat it hes already on and it seems to help. Though, I will be making an appointment in February/March for him to see one.

If your anywhere near Mississauga/Oakville that clinic there is the one my vet refers to for the eye specialist. Other ones are in Toronto. Your looking at $287 for an exam, tear test, eye stain (to check for ulcers) and pressure testing. Not sure if the price lowers any if you opt out of one or more tests that are covered in the $287. Part of me says no since they do want money.
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She needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist. I agree that eyes are nothing to mess with. It could be a cyst which could or could not be associated with pigmentary uveitis, a terribly painful serious disease which, unfortunately, is very common with our breed.
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The ophthalmologist will be able to dilate the eyes and use specialized lens to see what is going on inside and check out the retina too..... things that your regular vet can't do. I know our regular vet ( who we love) thought the girls eyes looked great. However, once examined by a ophthalm., they were both found to have cysts which need to be monitored. Luckily no PU. They are checked every 8-10 months.
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I just posted earlier this week about my boy having the same thing. I'm glad I took him to the specialist. Turned out to be an old injury that caused a calcium deposit. It does affect the very edge of his vision. It shouldn't grow. The specialist can find out exactly wheat it is for your dog.
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If you are near Toronto, the VEC (south) has an opthamologist on staff. I take my 2 there to have their CERF eye exams done. I have found them to quite reasonable, price-wise, $100 for 2 CERF exams, and they can get you in quickly. I live in much closer to the Oakville/Mississauga clinic, and found they are more expensive, only do CERF equivalent exams and it can take awhile to get an appointment.
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If you are near Toronto, the VEC (south) has an opthamologist on staff. I take my 2 there to have their CERF eye exams done. I have found them to quite reasonable, price-wise, $100 for 2 CERF exams, and they can get you in quickly. I live in much closer to the Oakville/Mississauga clinic, and found they are more expensive, only do CERF equivalent exams and it can take awhile to get an appointment.
They quoted me almost $300 for an exam...
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2 CERF exams $45 each plus HST, $90+$11.70=$101.70 is what it states on my bill.
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