The English Bulldog is instantly recognizable by their wrinkly faces and barrel-chested physique. But, in the veterinary world, Bulldogs are notorious for their eye problems.
Dewey and Koa, both English Bulldogs in Newcastle, DE, were no exception. Starting out with a corneal ulcer, Dewey was the first to have troubles. He underwent surgery to correct cherry eye (also known by the convoluted name of prolapsed gland of the third eyelid), a painful condition in which the third eye lid is prolapsed, forming a red bubble in front of the eye.
Later that year, Dewey became a big brother when Koa came home. But poor Koa wasn’t even four months old when he was diagnosed with his own case of cherry eye. So, in he went for his own corrective cherry eye surgery, and follow up treatments.
Dewey and Koa are now back to normal, happy and healthy Bulldogs again.
Dewey: Total cost for Cherry Eye Surgery: $524.07 Annual Deductible remaining: $0.00* 10 % Co-pay: 52.41 Reimbursement: $471.66 *Dewey had already met his annual deductible with prior claims for illnesses
Koa: Total cost for Cherry Eye Surgery: $626.22 Annual Deductible remaining: $200.00 10 % Co-pay: 42.62 Reimbursement: $383.60