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Ceana has a bump on her eye that I just noticed today. It looks like a wart in shape and size. I cannot see it unless I am looking down and across her eye, which I assume is why I never noticed it before. That eye is also brown in the white part. Her vet has never been worried about the brown spots so I never worried too much about them. Has anyone ever seen a bump like this on an eye? I don't even think I could get a picture since it isn't viable straight on. I know eyes can get moles. (My opthomolgist once told me I had a mole on the back of my eye...weird) She said it was no different than skin. Any ideas anyone? I'm going to have the vet look at it when I take her in next. Here's a picture of the weird brown spots on her eye, the wart/mole thing is right in the brown part:

 

 

 

 

 

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My 2 yr old BC, Storm, has had brown in his left eye just like your pic,(no bump) since he was about 8 mos. old. My vet diagnosed it as Pannus, a disease which will gradually cover the cornea with scar tissue and will cause blindness in the affected eye. He said there is really nothing to do for it. I have watched Storm's eye very closely, it has never gotten any worse. I recently switched to a raw diet (month ago) and I have noticed the brown spot is getting lighter colored and smaller. I don't know the cause of this, but I would like to.

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I know its possible they can get little masses in their eyes. Where exactly is the lump? Is it on the iris (coloured part), or where the white would be? And what colour is it? We have a client with a young lab who had some sort of little lump inside her eye that the opthamologist had to remove. Brown like that can be normal depending on the depth. Pannus is usually on the cornea (clear part on the outside) itself. It can be treated with steroid drops to try and keep it under control since it is an autoimmune disorder. Hannah has brown pigmentation on the sclera (white part) of her eyes in both corners and that is normal. She's been looked at my the opthamologist before.

 

I found this info online:

Iris freckle: flat, dark (brown) spot within the iris that does not affect the surface contours, thickness, or architecture of the iris; may be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral.

Iris nevus: dark-brown, smooth, raised nodule in the iris; does not affect the size or mobility of the pupil; does not cause any other ocular changes; may be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral

Anterior uveal melanoma: dark brown or black mass arising from the iris or visible through the pupil, possible distortion of pupil size or mobility, possible secondary inflammation and pigment dispersion. Amelanotic melanomas are not pigmented and arise as pink masses within the iris and ciliary body.

Choroidal melanoma: focal, dark-brown or black mass discovered as an incidental finding during funduscopy.

 

http://www.vetstreamcanis.com/ACI/November...D2/dis60620.asp That is the website it was on

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The bump is on where the white should be. It looks just like a wart. I am going to watch it and see if it goes away, or is a permanent fixture on her eye.

 

The Pannus comments are interesting. With all of her anxiety issues I wonder if she has limited peripheral vision. Bad eyesight could explain the "ghosts" that seem to spook her. I'll have to metion that to the vet as well.

 

I am off to try and get a picture of this weird bump now.

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The bump is on where the white should be. It looks just like a wart. I am going to watch it and see if it goes away, or is a permanent fixture on her eye.

 

The Pannus comments are interesting. With all of her anxiety issues I wonder if she has limited peripheral vision. Bad eyesight could explain the "ghosts" that seem to spook her. I'll have to metion that to the vet as well.

 

I am off to try and get a picture of this weird bump now.

 

So the bump is on the eye and no the lids? Dogs can get melanoma of the eye. Some are benign and some are malignant. I would show it to your vet or go see a veterinary ophthalmologist.

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Here we go I finally got a picture. You can see the bump toward the bottom right. DH couldn't get her to look completely to the left because the flash kept distracting her. The bump is only on her eye, it isn't attached to the lid.

 

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I am tempted to call and see if I can email the picture to the vet and see if he suggests coming in to him, sending me to a specialist, or if he doesn't think it is of concern.

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  • 1 month later...

I've been meaning to update this and keep forgetting.

 

I was petting a dog at one of our rescue events, looked down, and saw the exact same thing on the eye of the dog I was petting except it was just a little bit more pronounced. I asked her owner if she happened to know what it was and she said it was a wart! I'm still going to have the vet look when we go in for her annual check up, but that eases my mind.

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