Thursday, December 1, 2011

Eye doctor time!

Hey everybody!! Droopy here!

Well Tuesday was my 6 month check up at the doggie eye doctor.

Align Center
Mom can we go home now?

Mom I really think it's time to go home!

I was very good while we waited and only barked at everybody!!! I even tried to make friends with another dog in the lobby but Mommma said he was too nervous and I needed to leave him alone.

Checking the pressure in my eye

I let the doc poke and prod me and even shine bright lights in my eye!!! Momma said I behaved super well!

The doctor said that my eyes look ok but the tear product (which keeps your eye moist) in my right eye is almost zero! He told Momma I have to have more eye drops everyday!!! I am now up to EIGHT DROPS EVERYDAY!!!!!

Momma is slightly overwhelmed with the amount of drops per day but I am very good when she does my drops. When I see the eye dropper I sit, let Momma do my drops, and then I get a tasty treat!!!!

I have to go back to the eye doctor in two months for a recheck. UGH!

Momma bribed me with lots of cheesy treats and then we went home and took a nice nap.

Well that's all for now!
Droopy (and the other CheeseHounds)

A Note from Momma

So eight drops a day is a bit overwhelming but left alone the lack of tear production can lead to Droopy's eye getting so scratched that she is blind or the eye needing to be removed. I made a checklist that makes life a little easier and we'll just have to get into the routine of it!!!

Luckily the assortment of drops are easy to get filled at the pharmacy and Droopy is so good about having them done. Plus bribing her with a treat does wonders!!! She's had drops done most of her life and she is so easy to medicate!

Neopolydex on the left, cyclosporin in the middle and genteal on the right

The neopolydex is before and after breakfast, the cyclosporin is before and after dinner and then once more in the right eye. and the genteal is at bedtime and then once more in the right eye. It's all about routine!!!


  1. Droopy we are so glad you are good for Momma and them drops in your eyes. Sounds like mom has it all right on target and keeps it routine and fun and getting tasty treats isn't to bad either. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  2. Droopy, your Momma is a lot more organized den mine is.....glad your eye is doin' OK for da most pawt!

  3. Droopy,

    Happy dat your visit wif da eye V-E-T went well.
    My mom uses Genteal is her eyes everyday cuz her has dry eyes too. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. Glad your eye visit went well! It is a good thing you are good during your eye drop time, so mommy does not have to feel bad for giving you the drops.

  5. We are glad that Droopy is in such good hands!


  6. I can promise you that you'll get into the routine of all the eye drops! When our boy Tanner (who passed in March) was first diagnosed with glaucoma, the opthamologist had him on 4 different drops and each had to be put in at different times. Pretty soon it was all routine and we got it down to a science--You will too!! :-)

  7. Hope the meds work wonders to your eyes.

  8. Oh that is a bit overwhelming, but of course you will stick with the program because it is for Droopy!

    Mango Momma

  9. I am glad to hear you take your drops so well

    Stop on by for a visit