Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Callie's Eye Surgery

Callie had her cataract surgery today! According to the vet, she is doing well. She went to a Veterinary Opthamologist - wow there really is something for everything! We feel very confident with the doctor's abilities, according to "word on the street" she's been around forever and is the best in the area.

I got an update this afternoon. They removed the cataracts in both eyes and placed a lens in her right eye. They intended to place lenses in both eyes, but the left eye was not being very receptive. If they kept trying to force it in, it would have done more harm than good. According to the nurse, many dogs just have one lens and do just fine - it's not like she's going to be reading or driving any time soon :o) She also said that many doctors don't even do the lenses at all, but they like to give their patients the best shot at good vision.

Callie will spend the night at the doctor tonight. They are monitoring the pressure in her eyes really closely in order to make sure glaucoma doesn't set in. So we're not 100% out of the woods yet. Just pray that she has a good night tonight. I'll be calling tomorrow morning around 9:30 and hopefully will get to bring her home. They said she had been trying to rub her eyes, so they went ahead and put the e-collar on her.

I'll update again tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to know she made it out ok! Hugs and kisses for little Callie! :)