Rocky was a good boy during his first visit with the ophthalmologist. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer including mineral deposits (Keratoconjunctivitis).
Even worse this is a VERY PAINFUL condition and his eye is now covered with scar tissue.
Basically his cornea and conjunctiva are both inflamed and he is blinded by the painful mineral deposits. The conjunctiva is the lining tissue that covers the globe of the eye (the eyeball) and lines the eyelids and the third eyelid. Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of this tissue.
Once corneal scarring has developed, there is little that can be done to reverse it. However sometimes puppies can grow beyond it. That’s our hope for little Rocky.
Rocky is being treated with anti-fungal eye drops and ointment every 2-6 hours at the vet hospital to keep the cornea moist and to calm the inflammation.
He goes back to the ophthalmologist in a week to see if the drops and ointment are working. If the treatment doesn’t work, he will need to have surgery (a $1,500 procedure) to scrap behind his eye’s cornea.
Because of Rocky’s needs we are unable to place him with a foster family at this time. Boarding at the vet hospital and the constant medical attention costs quite a bit and would not be possible without your financial support.
THANK YOU for donating to his GoFundMe page. Keep him in your prayers that he responds well to the current treatment and will not need the painful $1,500 surgery.