Eye Problems In Humans

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Common Eye Problems In Bulldogs

Author: gardnerwilkinson

With the big buggy eyes of French and English Bulldogs, it's hard for us humans to resist them. But there are many problems that can come along with that cute face, if not taken care of properly.

Because of the buggy eyes of French Bulldog puppies and English Bulldog puppies, they are more susceptible to eye infections and eye problems than other breeds. Knowing what these problems are, how to recognize them and being informed of the treatment process will make you a better Bulldog owner.

Cherry Eye

Many dogs, not just your English Bulldog puppy or French Bulldog puppy, can come down with a condition called Cherry Eye. Dogs have three eye lids - the upper lid, lower lid and third eye lid. There is a gland under the third eye lid that is responsible for producing tears and keeps the eye hydrated. Cherry Eye occurs when this gland becomes inflamed and protrudes from the eye. With the gland exposed, it is highly susceptible to infection and trauma from the pup rubbing and scratching at it. Prompt treatment is necessary to keep this from happening. There are ointments and steroid drops that can be applied but are sometimes not effective. If the gland is too swollen, surgery may be needed which requires suturing the gland back to its original position. Dogs that have this surgery are more likely to develop dry eye in the future. Once your dog has had Cherry Eye, he is more likely to get it again.

It is not know what causes Cherry Eye but many think it is because of the connective tissues in the eye. When these tissues become weak, the gland can then become swollen. There is not much to do to prevent this from happening in your English Bulldog puppy but knowing what it is and how to treat it is the most important step.

Corneal Ulcers

English Bulldog puppies and French Bulldog puppies are susceptible to corneal ulcers because of their buggy eyes. Since the eyes stick out further than other breeds, their eyes can easily be scratched by claws, twigs, etc. Most scratches on the cornea heal on their own within a few days. Deeper scratches may take weeks to heal. These scratches are itchy and sore which causes your pup to paw and rub his eyes, making the problem worse. Excessive rubbing and scratching of the eye can cause an ulcer which, if ruptured, can cause blindness.

If you notice your pup squinting or rubbing his eye frequently, take him to your vet to ensure there is not a more serious issue going on, such as a corneal ulcer.

Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes is essentially the same in dogs as it is in humans - tears are not being produced enough to hydrate the eye. It causes itchiness, burning and irritation. Your dog will commonly squint and rub at his eyes which can cause corneal ulcers. If the condition is caught early enough, you vet may be able to recommend a treatment to get the eyes to produce tears again on its own. If not, your pup may be on artificial tears for the rest of his life.

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10 Responses to Eye Problems In Humans

  1. regerugged says:

    Are there any ophthalmologists (eye doctors) here who believe in evolution?
    After studying the human eye and after treating humans with eye problems, do you believe that the human eye is a product of evolution? The structure and operation are so complex that a genius engineer could not have designed it.

    • Optics man says:

      Sorry i have a religion and i believe that God is the creator, if God was not a creator then how could of evolution created such a complex thing, the only way is a creator which is god.

      Good luck

  2. Gilette says:

    I need help regarding the human eyes and eye problems.?
    Today I was diagnosed with Fuchs disease Fuchs dystrophy.
    I get the gist of this I googled it and can relate. Yipee, not!
    But I also have this “blob”problem in my left eye. I cannot read a four word line as I have to move my eye to see the whole sentence. It gets blocked out with these dark (not black) brownish blobs. The eye doctor said something about the jelly around the eye that sposed to be gone by 12 yrs of age.
    I can’t remember what else he said I was still trying to take in the Fuchs news. Can anyone understand what I am saying and explain what the blobs are. (Doc said they would perhaps go away in a year or 2??!!)

    • fruitsalad says:

      The blobs described are probably ‘floaters’, an extremely common occurrence where there is an opacity in the vitreous ‘jelly’ at the back of the eye for various reasons. They don’t go away exactly, but they may move out the way or disperse a bit over time. You usually get used to them after a while. It’s very rare that they require treatment.

      To have floaters is almost standard in people in their 50′s and 60′s or so. It sounds like yours are large which is unfortunate.

      If you have questions or didn’t really understand what your optometrist told you, maybe it would be better to go back to see him/her to discuss it further, it is difficult for people to give you accurate information or discuss it properly over the internet.

  3. wallpaper says:

    Why are eyesight problems so common?
    I have 20/300 vision without my contacts and it sucks! It seems like a lot of other people have glasses or contact lenses too. Just wondering why eye problems are such common defects in humans?

    • simon says:

      It is often genetic. Eye problems probably were not so common hundreds of years ago because people generally did heavy manual work like farming. Today people do lots of reading sitting at computers etc. Have you ever noticed educated intellectual people tend to wear glasses more often than manual workers?

  4. emmadm101 says:

    My Belguim Shepherd has a eye problem?
    My Belgium shepherd dog is 2 years old , for a few months he has had slight discharge from his right eye,it’s white, stringy and tends to gather up in the corner of his eye,we’ve bathed it in salt water, camomile tea(cold) the corner of his eye eventually scabs over, but then he rubs the scab off, making it look sore again, hes well in himself and both eyes are bright(bar the discharge), unfortunately due to lack of funds brought on by recent debts, we are unable to take him to the vets, any suggestions on how we can make it better

    we know from previous Belgies owned, that certain human foods can cause slight eye problems, so we have stopped human treats

    any help would be appreciated Thanks
    We didn’t have debt problems when we first got him, you can’t foresee debt, he is loved VERY DEARLY, anyone who says different,needs a kick up the backside,I’m looking for help, NOT CRITICISM

  5. Cambridge Aquatics says:

    syrian hamster eye problems?
    i took him back to the pet shop that i got him from originally and they said its possibly conjuntivitus

    it doesnt seem to hurt him

    but his eye for of closes up in the morning

    there is only one vets near me and their prices are way too high

    i told them the problem over the phone and they refuse to sell any antibiotics without seeing the hamster first (which then means they can charge for an examination)

    ive tried boiling water, and adding a very small amount of salt then using this to clean his eye with carefully

    is there anything else i an do?

    If it is conjuntivitus then would it just sort itself out soon like it does with humans?

    its only the one eye and he still moves about fine

    and he is about 5 months old

    hes not lazy
    hes not grumpy
    he never sleeps much
    he loves running around
    hes clean

    It’s definatly not wet tail :)

    his skin is fine
    behind his ears are fine
    hes not coughing or sneezing or wheezing
    his feet are fine
    he eats and drinks plenty

    that enough info? :)

    + they vet here is really bad, i have taken hamsters there before and there are only 2 ways of doing things with hamsters according to him, death or batrill

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