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08 June 2010 @ 07:52 pm
Cherry Eye  
Anyone have experience fixing cherry eye themselves or should I skip a week of rubbings and let my vet do it? Also any good tips if you did fix it yourself?
popscocklespopscockles on June 9th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
My great dane had it 3 different times(even with surgical repair). We tried to ice it so the swelling would go down, massage it...You name it, we tried it. But it was just really stubborn.

We *were* about to finally just have the tissue removed once & for all, but she passed away before we got the chance.
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on June 9th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
With Molly, she has them in both eyes, they're fairly small too, smaller than the tip of your pinky, hers come and go at random, if it's out and staying out, then we have to get drops because her eye is usually red too. But usually just massaging it will push it back down. With petey, his was HUGE, like the tip of your thumb huge. No matter what we did I could not get it to go back in. We tried for months and finally took him to the vet. They said it had to be repaired. The vet strongly advised us against having it removed. Instead they tacked it back in place and we haven't had a problem *knock on wood* since. The vet did a very good job, he stitched it down in a few layers but did advise us that with bostons, (and most dogs with cherry eyes) that it can some times take two to three surgeries to fix the problem perminately. Hope banjo feels better soon!!!
Nancieeicnan on June 10th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
I was reading something that said if a vet wants to remove it to go to another vet. Apparently it's an outdated procedure and getting it tacked in place is the best route.
Ericaohboy09 on June 9th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of Cherry Eye until you posted this! I hope that you are able to get it taken care of, though. Good luck! <3
Nancieeicnan on June 10th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! Luckily it was corrected almost 24 hours later after some home massaging. Hopefully it doesn't come back so we can avoid surgery.