Black spot on dog's eye


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Old 12-03-05, 07:45 PM
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Black spot on dog's eye

My 12-year-old beagle has a large black spot on one eye I started noticing a couple months ago. It's roughly 7mm diam, perfectly round, on top of the iris, down and off to one side, almost covering the center of the eye. It may be getting bigger. Any idea what this may be? My dog is trim, 25 lbs, and in reasonably good health.
 
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Old 12-04-05, 09:18 PM
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Ok, this was a tough one, but I would suggest taking your dog to the canine optomologist. My other half was an eye specialist (for people) so since I am unfamiliar with eyes, I asked his opinion and he said, this sort of thing is often caused by a small metal object getting imbedded in the eye and causing a rust ring. The other thing it might be is a corneal abrasion that has scarred up instead of healed properly.

Do take the dog to your vet and have his eye checked asap, either one may be a real problem if left untreated. Please keep us posted.
 
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Old 12-15-05, 09:51 PM
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yes ,his eye might be sticked by something pointed before.one of my friend has a black one in his eye too because of her experience like that i said.
 
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Old 12-18-05, 06:34 AM
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I agree, get the dog to a vet for a check up. You may find it is a normal sign of aging, in which case there prbably isn't much you can do--you might find that it is something that can be corrected--I had a Sheltie with a similar problem when he was around 10. Turned out OK for us, it was hyperpigmentation due to age, but the vet thought at first look it might have been a tumor. Best to have it checked.
 
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I thought I'd update this message.

The vet had not seen this condition before. She consulted an encyclopedia specific to her trade and nothing similar was mentioned there. So there is no diagnosis. She did offer a referral to a specialist.

Since I first noticed the spot, it grew, others grew nearby, so it was changing. The good news is that recently the spots started getting lighter and may be disappearing.

The spots appear to be on the very surface of the cornea.
 
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Round object in dog's eye that moves

I know this thread is from a long time ago but if you have any more info about what happened with your dog's eye I'd appreciate it. My dog also has a round, smooth object in his eye, smaller than his pupil.

Did the object in your dog's eye move? If my dog is lying on his stomach, it is on the bottom of his eye. But if he is on his back, it moves in his eye to be on the top of his eye. In other words it is free to move in there and following gravity.

Thanks for any update!
 
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Old 04-24-09, 06:00 AM
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No update - the condition remains. The spots don't move with gravity. At this point, the spots (one or two) appear somewhat dissolved, but they have never disappeared. And yes, I still have my dog at 15 years of age, soon to be 16 in June.
 
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Old 04-24-09, 08:46 AM
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Weid, I would have to guess that there is an actual object in your dog's eye, since it is moving. Has the pup been to the vet to have it checked? As mentioned before, my hubby thought it may be an actual foreign body in the eye. Though Kestas' turned out not to be, your's sounds more likely to be one. If it is something actually under the cornea, it could cause more issues, possibly blindness if not treated.

Do keep us updated.
 
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Originally Posted by wied9 View Post
I know this thread is from a long time ago but if you have any more info about what happened with your dog's eye I'd appreciate it. My dog also has a round, smooth object in his eye, smaller than his pupil.

Did the object in your dog's eye move? If my dog is lying on his stomach, it is on the bottom of his eye. But if he is on his back, it moves in his eye to be on the top of his eye. In other words it is free to move in there and following gravity.

Thanks for any update!
wied9: my dog has the exact same thing in both eyes, her regular vet is stymied so we have an appt. with the doggie opthamologi$t in a few weeks. You must be very observant, if my dog didn't have blue eyes I probably never would have noticed this in a million years. But I have one stupid question for you; does your dog have any metal implants, ie. screws or plates?
-I'll let you know how we make out.
 
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black spot on dog's eye

Hi,
I have a 4 yr. old Leonberger whom I just took to the doggy ophthalmologist becuz she had a black spot on her eye. I hadnít realized that it was mobile because I mainly looked at it while she was face to face with me, but it turns out that it was. Because of gravity it looked as tho it only sat at the bottom of her eye.
I was told that, in her case anyway, it was nothing to worry about unless her eye became inflamed or I noticed her squinting often. It is a cyst that is filled with pigment, though, which means that the cyst can burst. I was told that this may never happen, but if it did would probably also not cause any problems. It could disperse pigment for awhile until her eye absorbed it. If the pigment stayed on her cornea, though, it could be permanent, but even this shouldnít cause much discomfort (they think). She would live with a spot in her area of vision for the rest of her life though. Problems related to these cysts are rare though. This may be the case with the beagle with the growing black spot--it may have burst and is now clouding her/his eye. If it isn't absorbed, you may want to find out how much is staining the cornea. If none is then your dog's vision is probably okay.
I was also told that usually seeing one means there may be more behind the eye and so I may see another one pop forward sometime in the future. She wanted me to come back if I saw a LOT more of them, tho.
Even though the doctor told me that this is not usually a problem, she did say that, if found in a golden retriever, it could indicate something bad, but didnít explain any details on that. So if you have a golden with this condition Iíd suggest going to your nearest doggy ophthalmologist very soon.
 
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wied9: my dog has the exact same thing in both eyes, her regular vet is stymied so we have an appt. with the doggie opthamologi$t in a few weeks. You must be very observant, if my dog didn't have blue eyes I probably never would have noticed this in a million years. But I have one stupid question for you; does your dog have any metal implants, ie. screws or plates?
-I'll let you know how we make out.
Hi. My 11 year old black lab has a mobile black mass in his eye, about which I am extremely concerned. I am very keen to hear further from you regarding your question relating to metal implants, as he was fitted with several screws and plates follwing a broken humerus four years ago. What's the connection? Any help would be very gratefully received.
 
 

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