My dog had to have a hernia operation. He developed an eye infection afterwards that caused him to lose his right eye,which had to be removed. Then his left eye developed a similar ulcer. Luckily we found the right specialist who managed to save the remaining eye through a corneal graft. The specialist explained that dogs stop producing tears when they are under anesthesia. The eye becomes dry, and very vulnerable to small injuries leading to infection. According to the specialist, the likely explanation for the problem was that the anesthesia for the hernia triggered the problem with the right eye, and the anesthesia to remove that damaged eye led to the problem in the other eye. Has anyone experienced a similar problem with their dog? I’m trying to put together material for an article in a national newspaper on the subject. Many thanks.
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