Re: Stinker

Melanie Moore ( msmoore@ok.azalea.net )
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:08:48 -0600

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At 5:29 PM -0800 on 2/19/99, Lynn or Josiah Stickels wrote:

> Hi Again,
>
> I have a question for you. One of Stinker's eyes is extremely
> dialted and has been for awhile now. The other one is small. Does
> anyone know what that would indicate? He still is not doing well
> at all and I kind of need some help. Thanks.
>
> Lynn(Stinker)

Maxwell's eyes do this every once in awhile. When it first started
happening, it was both eyes fully dilated. He was tested for
toxoplasmosis, but that was negative. Since then, about once a
month, one or the other eye will dilate, and the globe will swell and
become red and inflamed. I've been taking him to a veterinary
ophthalmologist for nearly a year, and the medication he recommended
which seems to work pretty well is a strong steroid drop called
Ak-Trol. The minute I see some sign of dilation/constriction and/or
swelling, I start the Ak-Trol and use it 2 to 3 times a day for a
week or so. The eye usually responds within 2 to 3 days. I don't
know what it signifies and neither does the ophthalmologist. He
lists it as questionably due to FeLV and is unfamiliar with the
pattern of inflammation/dilation that Maxwell has settled into. But
the medication does seem to work well.

Melanie
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At 5:29 PM -0800 on 2/19/99, Lynn or Josiah Stickels wrote:


Hi Again,
 
I have aquestion for you.  One of Stinker's eyes is extremely dialtedand has been for awhile now.  The other one is small.  Doesanyone know what that would indicate?  He still is not doingwell at all and I kind of need some help. Thanks.
 
Lynn(Stinker)

Maxwell's eyes do this every once in awhile.  When it firststarted happening, it was both eyes fully dilated.  He wastested for toxoplasmosis, but that was negative.  Since then,about once a month, one or the other eye will dilate, and the globewill swell and become red and inflamed.  I've been taking him toa veterinary ophthalmologist for nearly a year, and the medication herecommended which seems to work pretty well is a strong steroid dropcalled Ak-Trol.  The minute I see some sign ofdilation/constriction and/or swelling, I start the Ak-Trol and use it2 to 3 times a day for a week or so.  The eye usually respondswithin 2 to 3 days.  I don't know what it signifies and neitherdoes the ophthalmologist.  He lists it as questionably due toFeLV and is unfamiliar with the pattern of inflammation/dilation thatMaxwell has settled into.  But the medication does seem to workwell.

Melanie
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