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I have an 8 yr old yorkie with severe dry eye.  She has had it for several yrs and did pretty good.  I was putting 4 kinds of eye drops in her eyes as often as possible.  The last 3 or 4 mos her eye has stopped responding to the drops.  I've changed all the drops that I give her, added liver happy and cod liver oil to her diet, and it has helped some.  Does anyone have any other suggestions that I might try.  I do not want her to lose her eye sight.  She loves the world to much to be deprived of the joy of seeing things.  Thank you
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974371 tn?1424653129
Boy, I would really hesitate recommending anything in regards to this issue.  This problem can be caused by so many things: congenital, thyroid, auto immune, etc.
Do you have a canine opthomologist in your area?  
I know there are some homeopathic remedies out there but I've never tried them.
I would just err on the side of caution and consult with a Vet.
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1627010 tn?1299446388
She has been seeing a canine opthomologist for this problem for several years.  He is the one that diagnosed her.  I have taken her to him twice in two weeks and he says there is nothing else he can do, just put the drops in as often as possible.  Two different vets have seen her.  One was for a second opinion and he agreed with her opthomologist and her regular vet checked her eye and found out that she had an ulcer on her cornea.  It was causing her a lot of pain.  She gave her an antibiotic eye drop.  It took several weeks for it to heal.  I guess in the process it damaged the dry eye even more.  I'll just keep on trying and not give up.   I love her to much to quit.  Thank you for your comment.
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942557 tn?1272694819
Alot of times when they have Dry eye it can cause ulcers to form.You can check and see if your vet has any Cyclosporine or if he can write you a script for it.It makes the eye produce more tears.I use it for my peke and  he has been on it for years .It is really a good med.and since your baby is use to getting meds in her eyes i am sure she will be fine with it.You can also have it compounded into drops if drops are better then the ointment.I use the compounded drops it seems to last longer than the other.I put 2 drops in twice a day.I hope your baby is feels better soon.Take care and God Bless
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1627010 tn?1299446388
Hi chasha33, thank you for your kind words.  I changed all of her drops and cyclosporine drops are one of the ones I put her on.  I put 1 drop in each eye 3 times daily.  Her eye has improved some.  I know it will always be with her, I just want her to be comfortable, not in pain or discomfort.  Again, thank you
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