Although Eddie was expected to develop Dry Eye due to the drugs that he takes for his bowel problem, it has never really happened. Occasionally he has a little inflammation in his conjuntivae, but a few days of general comfort drops usually clears it, and he has never been short of tears. However, last week, his conjunctivitis was looking much more red than usual, and he wasn't responding to his usual drops. His vet examined him and gave him some chloramphenicol drops and a lubricant gel called Optixcare, but although he had some better days, on the bad days he was worse than ever. Though he is a very good boy, he hated the Optixcare. Yesterday we returned to the vet and he was examined under a local anaesthetic. He now has a corneal ulcer - and there is a possibility that he may have a minute tumour of some description in the conjunctival pocket below his eye. He looks as if he has a tear drainage problem too - though he never has any eye-staining. He came home with three eye medications, Clinagel-ve gel, (gentamicin), ExOxin drops, and Viscotears gel. He has to have one the three, each in rotation, every hour that we are awake. He is due back at the vet tomorrow morning, and she has said that if he is no better she is going to remove the outer film of his cornea. I have a lot of faith in Eddie's vet, and she does have an additional opthalmic qualification, but I'm really hoping that he doesn't have to have this done! Poor boy, as if he didn't have enough problems with his other end!