Athena’s eye problem

by Joe Livingston
(Bryson City NC)

My 2 year old rescue has developed sclerosis in her eyes. We have been treating her with very expensive medications and drops.

My vet has told us that this is very rare and is a life-long condition. She is doing better now, her eyes are nearly clear, but the expense (nearly $1500), is a little much to bear.

We are hoping that the remission she is now experiencing will continue.

Anybody had a similar experience?

Hi Joe, I’m sorry to hear about Athena’s problem. I can imagine this must be distressing as well as expensive.

As far as I know sclerosis is what eventually develops into cataracts, and while common in middle aged to senior dogs, it’s unusual in young dogs.

I’m afraid I have no personal experience with this, and as I’m not a veterinarian I can’t really offer any help/suggestions I’m afraid.

It’s worth asking here though, because other Rottie owners may have been through something similar. Good luck, I hope her remission holds!

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone