Treatment generally involves putting the eye back into position. This is typically done under sedation to ensure the dog remains stable. Afterwards, antibiotics are often administered to prevent infection until the sutures are removed. If a severe injury makes it impossible to save the eye, removing it completely to avoid any further complications is recommended.
Some common signs once the eye has been repositioned can include:
- Dilated pupils
- Decreased ability to produce tears
- Decrease sensitivity of the cornea
Living and Management
In most cases, the dog's eye can be saved. Although, proper wound care is necessary until the sutures, if any were used after replacing the eye, are removed.
Unfortunately, there are currently no known preventative measures for this medical condition.
Extreme loss of blood