Well this is the saddest post I have done thus far. My Basset Hound Stormy 6 year old female has just been diagnosed with Glaucoma. Last night spent the late evening at the emergency vet clinic with her.  That morning she was fine and by late afternoon she was not opening her right eye and it looked cloudy. This is something I never noticed before and I spend a lot of time cleaning and brushing my dogs so I am very attentive to them and would notice something of this nature. I went online right away because that is what I do to research what could be the issue. Of course I read that it could be Glaucoma and if its treated right away you can save the eye. So I headed out to the emergency vet clinic and there she was diagnosed with Glaucoma. Her eye pressure was 75 and she stayed overnight to try and get it down but only managed to have to come down to 47. So whats the next step??? Looks like it will be removal of the eye as that is the inevitable. I don’t want her to be in pain. Below is a link about Glaucoma if you are not familiar with it. It is a very painful disease.

http://myweb.uiowa.edu/kuehnm/BH.htm

 

Basset Hounds and Glaucoma

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  • December 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm
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    My Bertie had an eye removed due to Glaucoma and for the rest of his life I put in a daily drop. He coped remarkably well like this for 7 years and learned to turn his head to see in a most endearing g way.
    However, like most vet prescription drugs, the drops were expensive – around £25 a month – but I discovered they are actually human drops – available at Boots for less than £3! So I paid my vet for the prescription every six months and saved a fortune.

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