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Two weeks ago today Annie had her surgery.

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May 17, 2018 - 11:54:30 AM
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Mopick

USA

12467 posts since 6/14/2007

We just got back from her two week followup appointment and she is doing great!  They took her off one of her eye drop medications and dropped the other two back to twice daily instead of 3 times a day.  She is off the prednisone and other meds.  They scheduled another appointment in two weeks which will be a month after surgery.  She has been coming to work with us so we could put the eye drops in 3 times a day, but now it looks like she may stay home again and be a lady of leisure.  Her co-workers my object.  They will get to see her occasionally on the days she has appointments in Maitland we'll bring her in.  

Last night she saw and chased a rabbit.  The doctor said she has acute rabbit vision.  I said she has a cute face.

Photo of Annie the Rat Terrier.

Edited by - Mopick on 05/17/2018 12:57:43

May 17, 2018 - 12:58:41 PM

Mopick

USA

12467 posts since 6/14/2007

Two weeks ago she was blind in her right eye.  Complete cataract.

Photo of Annie with cataract

May 17, 2018 - 1:50:58 PM

Nancy

USA

27398 posts since 3/11/2004

Thank you for the update on Annie.

Love that little dog.
Nancy

May 17, 2018 - 1:53:58 PM

Nancy

USA

27398 posts since 3/11/2004

May 17, 2018 - 2:06:24 PM

1284 posts since 10/17/2013

You have one VERY HAPPY Annie as a result of that surgery. Annie does look so very alive and just full of everything. As my brother would say, "Annie is an 'aliveness' dog."

May 18, 2018 - 10:35:11 AM
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4676 posts since 5/8/2014

I just realized that Annie had her cataract surgery the day after I had mine!

(But I have one more to go, in early June.)

I haven’t seen a rabbit yet . . .

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May 18, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Mopick

USA

12467 posts since 6/14/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

I just realized that Annie had her cataract surgery the day after I had mine!

(But I have one more to go, in early June.)

I haven’t seen a rabbit yet . . .

wink


I'm glad Annie only had to have one eye done.  How are you doing after your surgery?  It's so amazing to me that they can do this on a human.  Remove the cataract and implant a new, foldable lens that deploys inside the eye.  Even more amazing to me that they do it in animals too.

Edited by - Mopick on 05/18/2018 11:50:58

May 18, 2018 - 2:20:35 PM

4676 posts since 5/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Mopick
quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

I just realized that Annie had her cataract surgery the day after I had mine!

(But I have one more to go, in early June.)

I haven’t seen a rabbit yet . . .

wink


I'm glad Annie only had to have one eye done.  How are you doing after your surgery?  It's so amazing to me that they can do this on a human.  Remove the cataract and implant a new, foldable lens that deploys inside the eye.  Even more amazing to me that they do it in animals too.


It’s an amazing experience.  I was only mildly sedated, therefore awake during the procedure.  I’m doing well—lots of eyedrops, still.  My implant was monofocal (that’s all that Medicare covers) so I’ll still need glasses when everything is finished, but that’s fine—I’ve been wearing glasses since I was seven.

It’s still a bit difficult, since my right eye is fixed but my left eye isn’t.  Depth perception isn’t great and reading is difficult (I’m reading with my left eye and watching television with my right).  But in mid July, everything will come together!

I’m so glad for Annie.  One of our six rescues, a now-elderly Shih Tzu named Sami, is totally blind as a result of SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome).  She was seeing fine on June 15, 2016; the next day, she was blind.  We considered experimental treatment being done at the veterinary college in Ames, Iowa, but decided against because of her age (about 13).

Edited by - Rawhide Creek on 05/18/2018 14:23:27

May 18, 2018 - 6:01:28 PM
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8669 posts since 8/22/2006

"Ain't never chased a rabbit you ain't no friend of mine".
Well now...since Annie HAS chased a rabbit I guess that makes her my friend?

May 19, 2018 - 10:32:37 AM
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1833 posts since 1/16/2007

Randy (and Debbie),
Nice to read that Annie is almost fully recovered, thanks to both of you and the veterinarian who performed the surgical procedure et al. Go Annie!

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