Many of you sent good wishes for my dog Bean Sidhe’s eye problems -- thank you all again for that -- so I thought I'd give a quick update on our visit to the veterinary ophthalmologist.
I wasn't seeing any improvement in the ulcer. Then on Monday, I noticed her eye was beginning to look red. I didn't know if that was bad or good. It looked sort of scary. I was afraid that I’d get bad news from the vet.
Happily, the visit went well. The vet was wonderful. He was patient with all my questions and took time to explain everything thoroughly. The diagnosis is that Bean Sidhe’s eye has stopped producing tears. The dry eye is very uncomfortable and is impeding healing of the ulcer. Keeping her eye lubricated will ease the discomfort and help with healing. The redness in her eye indicates blood vessels and is a sign of healing. She doesn’t need further surgery. Whew! This was such a relief, I wanted to kiss the vet (well, mostly because he gave me good news but also because he’s really cute). ;-) I will continue my efforts to convince Bean Sidhe that me putting goo in her eye several times a day is a good thing. :-/