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Dog with eye pannus

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Post Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:40 pm

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So my Boston Terrier, age about 14, has an eye issue that I wonder about.
Last year she had glaucoma bad enough that one eye had to be removed. Her remaining eye has a pannus, a white film that obstructs her vision a lot. The vet today said her eyeball pressure is good and that the non-steroidal eye drops I've be been giving her twice a day can be tapered to every other day, unless there's a flair up.
He further said that there is steroid option that would take care of the pannus, but that a small bottle has gone from about $18 to $200 in the last three months. :scared:
I can't go there.
He also said that in a perfect world there would be an eye drop that would combine the steroid and the other one (dorzolamide HCl-timolol maleate ophthalmic solution), but it's not a perfect world.
He says it's a kind of infection.

I'm wondering if there is a herbal option to help fight/clear up the pannus situation for her. She is otherwise in good shape and is a delightful little piece of God in dog form. :love: I'd like her to be able to see better.

Thanks for any help.
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Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:28 pm
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I just mentioned this to Patrick (we are out of town) and he said he will chat with you when he gets a moment.

Post Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:20 pm
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Pannus is an autoimmune disease. In other words, she has decided to be allergic to her own corneas (not good).

The corneal scarring can't be reversed and I haven't had luck inhibiting the inflammation with herbs. I use a prednisone eye drop. It doesn't cost anywhere near $200.

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