EYE SURGERY FUNDRAISER
CRUSA President Violetta Argueta writes:
CRUSA foster dog Smoochie in New Jersey needs your help!
As you may know from
reading her bio on our website,
Smoochie was diagnosed with
Ocular Melanosis (OM) in
We took her to the vet because
she was getting adopted and needed
to have her vaccines updated.
While examining her,
our vet noticed that her beautiful eyes
were abnormally large.
When he tested her intra ocular
pressure (IOP), it was over 40 mm Hg
in both eyes (normal IOP in dogs is
between 10 and 20 mm Hg).
And so her adoption fell apart,
as OM is a relatively rare
but inherited condition that
affects mostly Cairn Terriers
in which BOTH eyes start
producing too much pigment;
the pigment accumulates and
results in a high IOP
(also known as glaucoma).
CONTINUE WITH THE STORY OF SMOOCHIE HERE