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    Miley was scratched in the eye by my neighbours dog the other day after they had words over a chicken neck and it got very inflamed. The next day and she could hardly open her eye. It was so bad I was worried she was going to lose it.
    Anyway, her pupil was tiny and fixed from an apparent abscess in or behind her eye? Does that sound right? She had a scratch on her pupil but the infection I couldn't see.
    The vet gave me drops to dilate her pupil to relieve the pressure and pain. I gave her 2 drops over 4 hours and it's been 3 days and her pupil is still very very dilated.
    I am wondering when it will go back to normal? How long do the drops normally take to wear off?
    She's been on oral and topical antibotics which seem to have cleared everything up. She's also on ant-inflammatory medicine for pain but doesn't seem to be in any pain at all now either. So the only thing that it concerning me now is this darn dilated pupil (<---- kind of looks like that)

    Any thoughts?

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    Sorry to hear of Miley's first dice with injury...ring and speak to the vet that saw her and prescribed everything. We can only guess at what is going on, and knowing facts is far better than the most educated of guesses.

    It could be that the drops will cause the dilation as a side effect so that no pressure can build up in her eye with the constriction of the pupil... but you r vet will tell you for sure what's going on. It may need anohter lookie just to make sure.

    When Rosie was little, she somehow or other collected a scratch to her eye - many drops, jabs and pills later, she bounced back. It did take a while - even though eyes generally heal very quickly once you are on top of the right treatment, they are still so very delicate.

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    Most superficial injuries like bruises take around 10 days to heal up.

    But eyes are very delicate, I'd be checking it often and if it starts to get worse, I'd be back to the vet again.

    Maybe she needs a full face helmet for play?

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    LOL she needs goggles.

    I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow for a follow up. I was going to go today but I was called home from Uni to a very sick child AGAIN

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    There was a dog in our kennels awhile back and she needed the eye drops to dilate the pupil, too. It seemed to be around three days between administrations for her. I have to confess ignorance, though, regarding the why's and wherefore's. That trip back to vet sounds like the best idea.

    Boy, when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? Sick (sorta) dog, sick kids.....

    Good luck!

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    Hugs Puggerup

    Sometimes your posts make me appreciate how good I've got it.

    Hope things start to go better for you soon. Sick kid - get well, hmm?

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    Someone actually makes dog goggles: Products for Dogs - Doggles Australia - Dog Sunglasses, Protective Goggles, Fashion Sun Glasses, Hats, Jewellery, Harness and Leads, Travel Bowls
    Johnny would eat them before he'd wear them.

    I hope everything heals quickly! Poor Miley!

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    LMAO those things are hilarious.

    She had a review today and she is healing really well

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    Excellent news Puggerup.

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    I know from personal experience, if you get kicked in the face wearing a snorkel mask or swimming goggles - they come off. Hence my suggestion of the full face helmet.

    HowStuffWorks "How could a cat scuba dive?"

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