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Rusty had a very detailed exam with the doctor. After many tests, the bottom line is the diagnosis is:

A mass (most likely a cyst) in the nasolacrimal area of the eye.

The nasolacrimal drainage system serves as a conduit for tear flow from the external eye to the nasal cavity. The area is underneath the skin at the corner of the eye closest to the nose. He believes it is a cyst because the area where the inflammation is has slowly gotten bigger since I first noticed it, thinking the cyst is growing. He strongly doubts it's cancer because of his test and age. Genetically he is from good stock and his eye test are great regarding genetic flaws. This could not be caused from something poking him in the eye, insect bite, etc. Who knows why cysts develop??

He said he has no discomfort and this is not an emergency situation. It will not effect his vision. He wants to consult with some other specialists before we proceed. I am to continue with the eye ointment from the Vet to keep any inflammation from developing and use a eye wash to keep the eye clean.

We will see him again and decide if imaging will give us a better picture of exactly what we're dealing with. Hopefully surgery will not be the plan!


Now he is snoozing his tired little butt off! My baby boy!!!
 

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It's such a relief when you get a diagnosis- it sounds like Rusty is in good hands! I'll be interested to see how this goes-
 

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Wishing Rusty the best! :)
 

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Thank God it's more benign than we thought. I was holding my breath because as the owner of a basset who's blind from canine glaucoma I was scared to hear what Rusty's diagnosis could be!!
 
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