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Yellow eye discharge and eye swelling in my dog with entropion

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    Question: His eyes have been having a yellow discharge. SOmetimes they get so swollen that he can not open them. Both eyes,
    i put conjunctivitus oitment in them.
    He does hane entoption the eylids curl
    in. Would this cause such a discharge.

    Sex: Male

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    Pet: Canine

    Breed: Rottweiler

    Age: 1

    #3323
    Dr. Jeff Feinman
    Keymaster

    Entropion will indeed cause discharge and “infection” of the eyes with yellow discharge. When the eyelid rubs against the eye, it causes irritation which is why there is a discharge. Make sure the conjunctivitis ointment does not contain a steroid since he is predisposed to corneal ulcers, and steroids are contraindicated with ulcers. I would be using a plain antibiotic ointment, and hot compresses (run hot water over a wash cloth and wring it out) applied to the eyes twice a day to help him feel better. The definitive answer however is surgery to correct the entropion.

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