Roxy was surrendered to rescue when her family could no longer keep her due to a change in a family members medical condition. She is a 9-year-old senior cuddle bug!! Sadly, when she was surrendered to us we immediately noticed some cloudiness in both of her eyes. Bulldogs are prone to a condition called ‘entropion', which is when the eyelids roll inward causing the eyelashes to rub on the outer surface of the eye. We highly suspected this was the case with Roxy.
We administered medicated drops and ointments to both eyes, hoping to see an improvement. Our goal was to not only help sweet Roxy feel better but to also try and avoid a costly surgery. After almost two months, we saw an improvement in her right eye but noticed her left eye was getting worse. The decision was made to take Roxy to an eye specialist to get more answers.
Dr. Esson examined Roxy and confirmed what we already suspected; she had entropion in both eyes. Her right eye only showed minor scratches and irritation to the cornea and she just needs to have some of her eyelashes ‘frozen' off to prevent further irritation or damage. Unfortunately, her left eye wasn't so lucky. Roxy has a perforated cornea that is leaking aqueous, also known as the fluid that supplies nutrition to the cornea and lens. Her eyelashes have basically rubbed a hole into her eye that now requires surgery to repair.
Roxy requires a corneal graft surgery, a surgery that will take a piece of her own skin to cover the hole in her eye. Without it, the perforation in her cornea will only become larger and she will lose both her sight and her eye. The surgery has a fantastic success rate when it is performed in a timely manner. Sadly, we are extremely low on funds and are unable to cover the expense of Roxy's surgery. We know if wait much longer, our sweet senior girl will lose her eyesight; something we can prevent with surgery.
We love this little nugget and know we have a great support network of bulldog lovers like you. Please help us save Roxy's eyesight so we can get her feeling better and, most importantly, into the forever home she deserves! Thank you all from the very bottom of our hearts.