Hogan, our beagle-chow rescued dog, had surgery on Wednesday. We took him to Gainesville to opthalmologic specialists at The University of Florida.
Since at least 2009, Hogan has been blind in his left eye (on the right, as you're looking at him). We've been treating his eye with prescription eyedrops, but have slowly been losing the battle. In the past couple months, he's begun to suffer - with headaches to migraines - from gradually increasing ocular pressure due to glaucoma. The evening before surgery (when this photo was taken), we could tell he wasn't feeling all that great. The vet told us that the morning of surgery, Hogan's eye pressure was 81. Normal is in the 10-20 range.
Following surgery, he spent an overnight. And boy, were we anxious to get him back! We've been assured that he began to feel much better after his eye was removed. No more pressure. But it will take some time until he's back to himself. He definitely does not like the E-collar (Elizabethan collar) which gets in the way of drinking water and eating - hubby holds a bowl up to his mouth. Hogan will either adapt to wearing the collar, or be bumping into doorways and furniture as he is now until March 4, which is when his sutures are removed.
The vet told us what a good boy he was post-surgery, even allowing them to hold an ice pack over his eye socket for ten minutes at a time.
Whenever I look at him, it makes me terribly sad. We're babying him like crazy. Linda