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    Hi guys,

    I feel this is always where I end up for the best advice when something is wrong with one of my bunnies 😂🙈

    So my bunny sasquatch has been confirmed to have glaucoma today in his right eye- he's been on the drops anyway for over a week and its looking worse rather than better. The vet is calling me monday for a quote for eye removal just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the following?

    How much will it cost? (He will be having it no matter how much it costs but just want to be prepared)
    Do bunnies cope okay with one eye?
    Should I keep him apart from his partner after the surgery while he heals?
    What is the likelihood of him getting it in the other eye and if he does would it be humane to have a totally blind bunny?

    Sasquatch is an indoor bunny with free roam of upstairs so I will be able to keep a close eye on him.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lauren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I feel this is always where I end up for the best advice when something is wrong with one of my bunnies 😂🙈

    So my bunny sasquatch has been confirmed to have glaucoma today in his right eye- he's been on the drops anyway for over a week and its looking worse rather than better. The vet is calling me monday for a quote for eye removal just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the following?

    How much will it cost? (He will be having it no matter how much it costs but just want to be prepared)
    Do bunnies cope okay with one eye?
    Should I keep him apart from his partner after the surgery while he heals?
    What is the likelihood of him getting it in the other eye and if he does would it be humane to have a totally blind bunny?

    Sasquatch is an indoor bunny with free roam of upstairs so I will be able to keep a close eye on him.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lauren

    Hi there Lauren and welcome

    All vets have different scales of fees regarding this operation.

    You will find some helpful info on this thread:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...-home-pics-pg3

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    My bun had glaucoma and was on eye drops to reduce the pressure. He was seen regularly by a specialist eye vet to measure the pressure. Did your vet measure your buns eye pressure?? Do you know what the reading was? ? It could take longer than a week to bring the pressure down. What drops is your bun on ?? I would just be worried about rushung into eye removal before giving the drops a chance to work. But yes a wee bun can cope fine with one eye if that's what has to be done.
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    I know you've found my thread that MightyMax linked above but I'll still answer your questions here too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    How much will it cost? (He will be having it no matter how much it costs but just want to be prepared)
    My actual surgery cost was 600.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    Do bunnies cope okay with one eye?
    I was worried too but only 2 days after surgery my Ernie is doing absolutely fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    Should I keep him apart from his partner after the surgery while he heals?
    My vet was very definite about wanting my two being kept separate while Ernie recovers. She said it should be fine for them to go back together after 10 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    What is the likelihood of him getting it in the other eye and if he does would it be humane to have a totally blind bunny?
    Sasquatch is an indoor bunny with free roam of upstairs so I will be able to keep a close eye on him.
    I don't know much about glaucoma but I asked the blindness question too and it seems to be quite positive for rabbits who lose their sight. I'd be much more comfortable having an indoor blind bun than an outdoor one though, personally, as it's easier to keep a check on them.

    My rabbit shed & aviary build thread: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...86#post6423486

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    His good eye was 18 and his bad eye was 44 I think she said, I just don't want him to be in pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerual1318 View Post
    His good eye was 18 and his bad eye was 44 I think she said, I just don't want him to be in pain

    Sorry if you've already said this, but has he seen an ophthalmologist regarding his eyes/pain etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Sorry if you've already said this, but has he seen an ophthalmologist regarding his eyes/pain etc?
    Just the vet, but my vet has spoken to a specialist regarding it and they have strongly recommended removing the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa F View Post
    I know you've found my thread that MightyMax linked above but I'll still answer your questions here too.


    My actual surgery cost was 600.


    I was worried too but only 2 days after surgery my Ernie is doing absolutely fine.


    My vet was very definite about wanting my two being kept separate while Ernie recovers. She said it should be fine for them to go back together after 10 days.


    I don't know much about glaucoma but I asked the blindness question too and it seems to be quite positive for rabbits who lose their sight. I'd be much more comfortable having an indoor blind bun than an outdoor one though, personally, as it's easier to keep a check on them.
    Thank you so much for this, this have given me lots of reassurance and info !

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