Yesterday Stella had another eye check up. She has been going almost every two weeks. The vet has tried hard to find a ointment, or drops or anything that would stop the progression of the damage to Stella's left eye....but finally yesterday after she did the tear test and she was even worse after two weeks on her new medicine she decided we had hit a brick wall. We started this whole eye drops etc. clear back when she was 6 months old.
So she gave me the name of two eye specialists here in Iowa and we discussed a strong possibility that she has severe glaucoma in her left eye, and it could progress over to her right eye. She also told me that we as adults do not often notice the severe pain that glaucoma causes to their dog or cat. We have been giving Stella a pain pill each morning, and I have noticed her rubbing her face more with her paws or on the floor etc. I have also noticed she has a much lower tolerance for Maggie and her bulliness at times.
I have been suspecting this so it was not a big shock but it still broke my heart for her. I know there are dogs out there who get along fine with one eye, and go about their lives. I am hoping if it has to be that type of loss Stella will be one of them. I think she will, she has always shown a brave heart. I also hope they can stop it from developing worse in her right eye.
So I will let you know more as we find out.