The conjunctiva is the name given to the delicate pink tissue that covers the outer surface of both eyeballs and the inner eyelids. When the conjunctiva becomes inflamed and irritated the condition is called conjunctivitis.
Dr Erin Coomer - Veterinarian (July 2013)
There are numerous reasons why a dog may develop redness of one or both eyes (conjunctivitis). The most common reasons are:
- Foreign material
- Weepy eyes/crying
- Eye discharge (various colours eg. White or green)
- Closed eye(s)
- Sensitive to light
- Sensitive to being touched on the head.
- Rubbing eyes/face
- Red or pink appearance of the eye(s)
Conjunctivitis is an uncomfortable and potentially painful condition.
Any eye problem should be taken seriously, and I recommend you have your dog examined promptly by your Veterinarian.
A thorough eye examination will likely
reveal why your dog has red eyes. Once
your Vet makes a diagnosis, then the appropriate treatment will be
prescribed. This will likely involve
administration of topical eye...
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