Am I over-reacting?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Willow&Oz, May 12, 2018.

  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Yes it is. If one tear duct is prone to clogging - due to narrowing or a congenital malformation - allergies could exacerbate the problem, causing the tear duct to narrow still more and causing tearing, while not causing a problem in the other, healthy, eye.

    This is exactly the case with Sparky and, in fact, is the case with myself. I have one eye and sinus that are affected by allergies while my other eye and sinus are not (unless the pollen is very heavy). My sinus on the left was crushed by my dear Bella and although I had surgery to open it up, it is still less able to withstand seasonal allergies.

    The OP may of course want to get a second opinion, but since she's had a vet out repeatedly and the discharge is clear and does not get worse, it doesn't sound like a serious issue.
     
  2. Ms_Pigeon

    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    You've done your due diligence and then some here. You've taken every necessary, productive step you can.

    I think this is one on which to breathe and let go, as tough as that can be.
     
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  3. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    manesntails Senior Member

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    HOG~WASH. ^^^^^^^

    Utterly false. One eye can have a smaller tear duct than the other. No animal is perfectly, 100% symmetrical in every aspect of it's being.
     
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  5. StraightandTrue

    StraightandTrue Senior Member

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    You're obviously stressed about it. I would seek a second opinion from a specialist (or at least a different vet) as eyes really aren't something to muck around with. If the second opinion backs up the first you'll have more peace of mind. Sometimes you just need to spend a little money for the sake of your own sanity!
     
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