Beamer had his surgery to remove his right
eye last week and there were no complications. The
Ophthalmologist’s post-op report confirmed the eye
was blind and the cornea was severely scarred. The retina
was detached and the lens was completely resorbed. The
doctor said these findings suggest a previous trauma that
was never treated.
Beamer’s eye appeared enlarged, indicating
that the pressure had increased in the past (it was normal
when examined). Following the removal of his eye, a
prosthesis was implanted in the orbit, and his eyelid was
The first week after surgery is a critical
time and to minimize the risk of
post operative complications Beamer needs to be kept
quiet. Due to the nature of the surgery he needs to eat soft
food for the first few days. His incision will need to be
kept clean and free of discharge and a warm compress applied
twice a day until the swelling subsides.
The doctor prescribed pain medication to
keep Beamer comfortable and antibiotics to ward off
infection. His staples are scheduled to be removed in 10
days. In the meantime, he is getting lots of
care and is very happy.
Here is a brief report from his foster
“Beamer is doing well after his surgery.
He is settling in nicely although we have him on a slightly
altered routine until his staples are removed and he is
finished with his medications. He is a very sweet, bright
and charming boy! He loves people and is getting along with
his canine foster brother and sister. He knows some
commands and once he is 100% we look forward to working with
him to discover what else this bright boy knows!”