Should my Dog See an Eye Specialist?

 |  Mar 17th 2011  |   2 Contributions


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My dog was recently diagnosed with Uveitis, after suffering for a day of red and irritated eyes. I have been giving him drops for over two months (prednisolone) and after his re check today, my vet said he would need to continue his drops for the rest of his life. He does not appear to have any symptoms that lead to any other illness, however his eye pressure is still not normal.

Should I take him to a specialist?

Andrea
Tustin, CA

I think a specialist is a very good idea in this case. A veterinary ophthalmologist may be able to give you more insight into what is going on and what is causing it. Perhaps that insight will provide an alternative to a lifetime of ophthalmic medications.

You have very little to lose by seeing an eye specialist. Ophthalmologist visits usually aren't inordinately expensive, and the specialist probably won't want to run any invasive tests. You should ask your vet for a referral.

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