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 Post subject: Sperry's Cherry Eye
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:13 am 
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Sperry woke up on Friday morning with a cherry eye in his right eye. We went to the Vet and he prescribed Neomycin drops. I spoke with our breeder who encouraged me to try to push it back it. I was successful Friday night, and it popped back out an hour later. On Saturday afternoon I was able to get it in again, however it pushed back out by Sunday morning. I'm especially frustrated because I was able to do it twice before and haven't had success since Saturday. And I can't really remember how I got it in to begin with. :bang Can anyone share a trick I have been missing? I've done the reading on Jim Zim's page and the forum and I'm still stuck. We're trying to hold off on his neuter surgery for at least another month or two (goal is 9 months) and I am praying this doesn't complicate things.
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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:53 am 
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There might be inflammation now making massaging the cherry eye back in place difficult, and repeated trying can make things worse. Do you have a canine ophthalmologist nearby? It might be worth checking with them to see if they can put the cherry eye back and maybe a stitch to hold it back in place and avoid surgery (at least for now).

** I know you are dealing with a puppy, but try to limit hard play and walk with a harness ... not a collar and leash. Pulling puts pressure on the eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:13 am 
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Thanks Cindy. I had no idea that there are veterinary ophthalmologists. There are a few nearby that I may call. I'm going to lay off on trying to get it back in, as I suspect that you're right and I have made it worse. My breeder say that sometimes cherry eye can be a symptom of back molars coming in. No idea if that holds any water, but Sperry has had his coming in lately. I am very thankful that this is a cosmetic issue for now, and not anything worse.

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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:59 am 
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Here is a link to some great info about Cherry Eye.

http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CherryEye.pdf

As a pup, my buff girl, Bridgette, would pop a cherry eye when rough housing. As a pup grows, their skull bones change, and sometimes allowsa Cherry eye to pop. I would always massage Bridgette's back in, and Bridge outgrew the popping at about 10 months if age.

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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:04 am 
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I personally would try to massage the Cherry eye back in, each time it pops.
I have heard if the tissue dries out, it will make surgery necessary to remove the swelling.

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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
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Check out this topic.
Scroll down, there is one or two videos on how to massage a Cherry eye back in.

http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/ ... =35&t=8356

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 Post subject: Re: Sperry's Cherry Eye
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Riley had 2 cherry eyes when he was young-1 started at around 4 months and the other just started at around 5 months. I had both of them fixed when he was neutered-vet did the pocket method and they both look awesome. I am lucky that my vet is very experienced in these surgeries-he also did both patellas on Riley. I only trust him to work on my dogs, none of the others in the practice.

I had the free AKC insurance(free when you register w AKC) for 60 days and the cherry eyes were covered under that so I lucked out-I cannot remember how much I paid but they covered the eyes, bloodwork, anesthesia, etc and all I had to pay for was the neuter!

Good luck getting Sperry's fixed. He is a cutie!

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