Simon had a progressive type of glaucoma where the pressure in his eye was getting extremely high
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With Simon’s eye pressure raising 

The vet said emergency surgery was necessary.

Two weeks ago Simon started to show signs of progressive signs of glaucoma. Simon’s eye started to get white and he was crying a lot.

Simon had been staying at the vet for two days being consistently monitored for his eye pressure. Simon has a high grade heart murmur and the vet was trying eye medicine to avoid surgery.  In the beginning of the week his eye pressure was at 36 on Monday and Wednesday it was at 80. The vet was giving Simon eye drops every so often and then checking the pressure. The average pressure range is 10-11. The vet suggested emergency surgery due to the pain the dog was in. Simon was no longer eating or drinking.

The vet who did the surgery did consult with an eye specialist before doing the surgery. The specialist wanted to charge over $2,000 for the surgery. Birdella, Simon’s mom, knew that her vet could do the surgery without any issue.

Birdella rescued Simon years ago. When she got him he was infected with parasites and very sick. She nursed him back to health and said he has been in great health other than the glaucoma.

Vet Bill:

The vet was nice enough to leave the bill open for 2 weeks.


Within the last year Birdella has had two emergency surgeries herself costing thousands of dollars for her deductible.



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One comment

  • Lorraine

    My question I had a beautiful Chinese crested I adopted who was blind she was in a lot of pain she had so much pressure in her eyes she couldn’t close them we decided instead of removing her eyes the vet gave her a local and then injected her eyes with a medication no pain within weeks the eyes strunk and she no longer had any pain cost a lot less them surgery why isn’t this used more

    March 24, 2020 at 7:17 pm Reply