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Dog can t open eye
When I was 4 months old, the right eye of my dog, Max, popped out while I was playing with him. He’s just fine, but we’re always afrd that maybe he’ll lose his eye agn. I’m hoping the eye has popped out all the way and will come back in if he doesn’t get any infections. Is it safe for him to have his eye back in, if that’s what we need to do?
Thank you for your question regarding your dog, Max, and his right eye.
The eye has probably popped back in or the orbital bones have moved back into position, as the eye remns the same size. The eye will probably stay closed because the pupil of the eye remns closed as a protective mechanism.
If the eye remns open, you may notice that the pupil is dilated to protect the eye.
Your veterinarian will need to examine your dog’s eyes and examine the eye itself, to determine the best course of action.
An important part of that decision will depend on what the cause of the eye coming out was. Did it come out during a play session or after he received a blow to the head? Did the eye come out after a fight? If it came out during play or after a head injury, your veterinarian may advise you that the eye will be fine.
In most cases, you’ll be able to keep the eye in place. The vet will examine it and assess whether it’s staying in place.
In other situations, the eye may need to come out agn. If the eye has come out because the orbital bones have moved back out of position, the eye may pop out agn, if the eye is pushed back out of place, or if the eye comes out agn, because the orbital bones have moved back into position.
This is why your veterinarian must examine your dog’s eyes.
You may want to wt for the vet to complete the examination, because the eye’s condition can change quickly. The eye may also need to be put back into place, so that it’s held in place by pressure, and will remn in place.
If you choose to wt to have the eye put back into place, you will need to make sure that you have eye protection. Your veterinarian can prescribe eye protection if it’s not avlable from your local pharmacy.
The eye is quite fragile, so a vet should be able to do this quickly and effectively.
You will also need to make sure that you do not let your dog play with his eye, as that could harm it.
It’s probably best to avoid putting your dog’s eye back in place while you’re there.
Have a great day.
Dr. Gary Goldman
Dr. Goldman’s Answer:
Thank you for contacting us.
This is a very important issue for your family. I will suggest that you wt until your vet has checked your dog over and has completed an exam of the eye to determine the best course of action.
I want you to know that your dog will likely remn in excellent health.
Dr. Gary Goldman
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Questions and Answers
What can happen when the eye doesn’t stay in place and pops back in? What’s the best way to keep the eye in place?
I had two operations. One was to put the eye back in. They just used small forceps, they did not try to use anything that would hold it in. They just put it back in the socket. Then they put the suture back. They used a very small suture and pulled it. I just had a general feeling of relief. It is the safest thing to do. If the eye is not there, it is very difficult to put back.
What happens if the eye comes out agn? What should I do?
The best thing to do is to have the eye come out agn. Then they will put the eye back in and put suture back in. If the eye comes out agn, it could be that the orbital bones are not sitting properly. The eye will pop out agn. You will need to wt for the eye to come back out, because it will not pop out agn unless the eye has gotten bigger and moved the orbit.
I don’t want to do anything that’s going to hurt him, and I also don’t want to put the eye in twice. Should I put something over the eye and then put the eye back in?
If your dog gets something over his eye, his vision will be blocked out and his vision will be distorted. It will be like looking through a glass window. You have to be careful, and keep it on for a few days or weeks until your dog’s eyes are checked.
I have to take my dog on a long trip and she has to have her eye checked. Should I wt for the vet or can I take her to another vet to do the eye check and then come back to him?
I would not put her in another vet. If she has had an eye problem, you need to make sure that the vet is aware of it. I would take her to another vet that has a lot of experience with eye problems. I would suggest that you keep her in the car for that long trip. She will probably be fine.
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