So, I took Mazel back to the ophthalmologist for her check up. As some of you may remember, she has keratoconjunctivitis sicca (a.k.a. dry eye- a condition where she does not produce tears in her left eye) and had surgery to correct it where they transposed a salivary duct to the corner of her eye so that the saliva can keep the eye moist. Well, the appointment went really well, they said her eye looks great and she behaved so well. They also said that she can probably see quite well out of the eye (more that just light and shadows as I had thought!) They had to scrape away some mineral residue from the surface of the eye and she just sat still and held her eye open for them. I am so proud of her- she behaves so well for people! I didnít ever have to teach her such good manors she just somehow knows :) And this is my funny story (it is totally unrelated but I thought I would put it on her anyhow instead of starting another thread)Ö Mazel was in the other room and I could hear her scrambling around on the floor so I went to see what she was doing. It turns out she has devised a new way to play with her food. She takes the kibbles out of her dish and puts them on the floor, then with her from paw, she kicks them behind her and then madly chases them, catches them and eats them!! She spent like half an hour doing this, she is SUCH a nut!! http://www.dogster.com/?49952
it really is an amazing prosedure. Dr. Keller, the surgeon was so skilled too, my dog is so small and the duct is so fragile to begin with (even on a large dog), i am so impressed with what she is able to do! this website gives a quick overview: http://eyedvm.com/keratoconjunctivitis_sicca_.htm
lol, i really should. too bad i cant post video for you guys to see. she gets so into it and she is on a wood floor so she just slides all over the place. by the time she is done she is so tired that she has to take a nap.