Why is only one of my dog’s eye swollen? Conjunctivitis in one eye is typically due to a foreign object in the eye or inflammation of the tear sac, and conjunctivitis in both eyes is usually caused by an infection1. Allergies: Allergies can cause your dog’s eyes to swell if they’re exposed to an irritating allergen.
What can cause a dog’s eye to bulge? Severe prolapse (slipping out of place) and/or bulging of the eye can be caused by trauma. It is common in dogs. The chances of a good outcome depend on the severity of the injury, the breed of dog, depth of the eye socket, the condition of the eye and how long it was displaced, and other damage near the eye.
How do you treat a swollen eye? Apply ice or a cold pack wrapped in a clean, wet washcloth to the eye for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to decrease eyelid swelling and pain. You can safely give your child an allergy medicine or antihistamine by mouth. This will help to decrease eyelid swelling and itching. Benadryl every 6 hours or so is best.
What does cherry eye look like? The nictitans gland is under this third eyelid. It produces approximately 40% of the tear film that keeps the eye moist and healthy. When this gland pops out from under the third eyelid, it looks like a pink-red blob, like the pit of a cherry. This is why it is known as a “cherry eye.”