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Brody's Eyes...Question & Help, Please!
Brody has had watery eyes for a couple of months, possibly 3 months now. I took him to the vet as soon as we noticed. The vet thought he might have a condition she called curled in eyelids, which could be causing his eyes to be what I think is excessively watery. There isn't a mucus discharge other than his eyes being watery.
Originally, the vet suggested that if Brody has curled in eyelids, he will most likely outgrow this as he gets older. She then provided an eyewash to help with any allergies, which didn't seem to do anything. So, after a week or two of using the eyewash as prescribed, there wasn't any change. So, I took him back to the vet, who then prescribed antibiotic eye drops to help him avoid infection and clear what appeared to redness irritation in his eyes. Still, no change in his condition...Ugh!
The phots were taken this morning. I'm reaching out to our site friends for suggestions on what could be causing this condition. In the photos below, his eyes appear to be causing him discomfort. He squints when sunlight is in his eyes, which may be causing him to squint in these photos. As you can see, the hair around his eyes is wetter than what I feel should be normal. I also have another vet appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning.
I should mention that we have lots of vegetation all around us in the Central Rocky Mountains. This may be an allergy issue??? Have any of you ever experienced this with your dogs? Thanks in advance for your input. I'll post an update after the vet visit tomorrow.
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