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Eye Inflammation (Anterior Uveitis) in Dogs

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Treatment 

 

The course of treatment will depend on the diagnosis. However, this generally consists of prescribed drops or ointments to put in the dog's eye, as well as oral medications to reduce any pain or inflammation.

 

Specific treatment will be recommended depending on the cause of the disease. For example, if infection is found, an antibiotic topical drug will be prescribed. If the underlying cause is a fungus, anti-fungal drugs will be prescribed.

 

In extraordinary and rare situations (e.g., if there is a tumor causing secondary complications such as glaucoma), your veterinarian may recommend surgical removal of the eye.

 

Living and Management 

 

Pay attention to all of your veterinarian’s instructions. Putting medication in a dog's eye can be challenging, but it must be done for the sake of your pet's long term sight. Take time every day to look at your dog’s eyes carefully to look for any changes. Follow-up appointments are needed so that the veterinarian can examine the eye at regular intervals.

 

It is also important to check the environment your pet lives in. Is it possible that it is contracting an infection -- especially a fungal infection -- there? You may need to make some changes in your animal's accommodations.

 

 

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