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    Default Henry's latest vet visit.

    Henry saw the specialist vet today for what I hope (fingers crossed) will be the last time for a long time. It was the secondary follow up to his tear duct flush last week as the vet was puzzled as to a 'blockage'. He's been on anti inflamatory eye drops for the last 3 days to help widen the tear duct for todays examination.
    It turns out that Henry has a mahoosive tear duct but unfortunately only the one! He is meant to have 2 in each nostril but having looked with a special microscopic device down his duct, the vet confirmed that Henry appears to have been born with a defective tear duct - only having one and that it is permanantly blocked.
    What this means for Henry is that he can't naturally pass tears so his ducts will always block. Now, this means that the crud that circulates in the air and settles on his eye, will then filter down to the blockage where they will congeal and then pass back up as a white goo (not an infection like he had several weeks back).
    What I have to do is to use artifical tears on his eye on dry/windy days so that the artificial tears act as a barrier film and help to wipe away as much of the foreign crud as possible.
    Any bun had any experience in this? I use artificial tears myself for blepharitis (a down side to wearing contact lenses and being old).
    Henry is fine - he's a bit moody at the mo and sulking in the kitchen - which is hardly surprising given he's been subject to a tear duct flush.

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    Oh Henry, bless you, just one tear duct little man x Craig, your vet sounds brilliant, and really thorough. I'm sure Henry will feel comfier with the artificial tears (yes I use them too- old age ) hope the sulk doesn't last too long, I'm sure a few treats will do the trick
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    Really glad that Henry has had his specialist appointment and I am sure he wont sulk for too long.

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    Glad to hear you’ve got some answers. That vet sounds on the ball Henry is entitled to a little sulk bless him x

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    Aww,hope the "tears" will help him.I too use tear drops.Dry eyes my optician states.This can actually cause watery eyes,as the oily tears that lubricate the eye aren't produced enough,this irritates the eye ,hence the watery tears.

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    Aww poor Henry, I'm sorry to hear that he has this issue. But it's amazing that you've taken him to a specialist where he can get the best possible care. I'm sure after a few treats the sulking will stop

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    I'm pleased that the specialist was able to establish what the issue is. Poor Henry, I hope he's got over his sulk.
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    I’m glad that you have answers, the vet sounds great I hope the artificial tears will help him

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