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My 13 year old Golden is going to an Opthomologist tomorrow for wandering eyes. Has anyone had any experience with this? Appreciate any help, I haven't been able to find any info online.
 

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I wish I had some advise for you but wanted to welcome you to the forum. I'm not familiar with the condition.
 

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Thanks

His vet said that it can probably be treated with steroids, but he has to see the Opthamologist first. He is worth it though. The best dog I have ever known.
 

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When I was just a child (7 years old), I had two surgeries on my eye. The Specialist called it "wandering eye" what I had. It is where one eye would look straight ahead, and the other eye look to the side. They shortened the muscles in the corner of my eye to fix it. It took two surgeries to completely make it right. I wonder if this could possibly be the same in a dog?
I am hoping it can be corrected with the steroids. :crossfing Please let us know, when you know more from the Dr.
 

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Welcome,
I havent heard of that condition but I hope the opthamologist will be able to help him. He is a handsome guy. Do they have an official name for it that might help locate it online?
 

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Welcome! Sorry I don't have any advice but hoping to give this thread a bump, maybe others will have heard of it.

Please keep us posted on the results from your appointment though, I'm sure it will help others out in the future.
 

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At first I thought you might have been referring to Vestibular Syndrome, where the eyes whirl, like a whirligig. With VS though, the dog is often unable to stand and is very dizzy.

It sounds a little like Horner's, but I am not familar with the eyes not being able to focus and "wandering" as a symptom:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2105&aid=2478#

A friend's dog had Horner's, and after treatment, he was fine.

I hope your handsome boy is easily treated :)
 

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Your boy Buddy is just gorgeous. I will pray his eyes get better. Haven't heard of it either.
 

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I hope everything goes well for your ol' guy. My daughter's puppy is on steroids for a different problem. The steroids worked right off. They have noticed that he needs to urinate more frequently, possible side effect I guess. Just a heads-up so you're aware this might happen.
 

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Back from the Opthamologist

Well, kind of a waste of money. He did not have the condition my vet thought it might be. His eyes are great. If it gets worse I will have to take him to a Neurologist. Can't wait to tell the Hubby!
 

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I'm happy to hear of the good news!

I love the last pic of your dog, his colour is so rich and beautiful! Is that him lying with your son? They look like best buds!
 
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