If you have ever had something in your eye, you know how painful and irritating it can be Milo recently came home from a walk with a sore eye - this is his story.
Milo had been busily exploring the woods one evening as a spaniel loves to do :) but back at home his dad noticed his eye was sore with a black mark on it, he quickly booked him in to our South Normanton surgery where Peregrine examined him.
Milo still seemed a happy dog but his eye was sore and watery, unfortunately a large thorn could clearly be seen buried deep in his eye. Ouch! This was very worrying - Peregrine gave him some pain relief and transferred him straight over to Clay Cross for emergency surgery.
Under anaesthetic we could get a better look at the problem, the thorn was buried entirely in the cornea, a dogs cornea is typically about 0.6mm thick, if the thorn managed to penetrate through then serious complications could arise, also removal of a corneal foreign body is delicate surgery.
Peregrine carefully inserted two needles into the piece closest to the outside and used them to very slowly, ease it back out the way it went in, eventually managing to coax the thorn out of Milo's cornea.
Happily the thorn was out, but then unfortunately Peregrine could see a tiny tip had broken off and remained deep in the cornea - more delicate surgery was required to get the last fragment out - a few minutes and fractions of a millimetre later the tip was out and Milo's beautiful eye was intact, hooray!
Milo recovered really well and went home on some eye drops and pain relief, hecame back for a check up a few days later, happy and well, his eye was looking really good as you can see from his pics so a great outcome for this lovely boy after a worrying injury xx
If you are ever worried your pet may have an eye problem, please do bring them in to us without delay, eyes are very delicate structures and any problem could require urgent attention x