Sunday, 20 May 2007

Eye tests and stuff

One of the tablets I'm currently taking can cause my tear ducts to dry up so J1 has to test my eyes every week with these little paper sticks. It's called Schirmer's test and they use it on humans too.

The sticks are bent over at the cutout part and placed under the bottom eyelid. J1 does each eye in turn.

Then I have to stand there for 1 minute

The stick acts like blotting paper and a blue line appears which indicates how moist my eyes are. After 1 minute, the stick is taken out and J1 reads the number at the blue line.

Phew! It's fine this week!
I've got to have an ultrasound on my stomach on Tuesday. I hate vets!


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey Jax how can you stand still like that! It looks like the scene in Clockwork Orange where they hold his eyes open and make him watch movies to recondition him.

Bussie Kissies

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Jackson,
That looks pretty scarey. I wouldn't want to stick things in my eyes...ick.

I hope everything goes fine at the vets. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Boo said...

asta, i hope there's nothing wrong with your eyes. i can't believe you let J1 stick that thing into your eye and stay for 1 min! i wouldn't let anyone sticking anything into my eye!

wet wet licks


Billy said...

There is always something isn't there dear Jackson, I'm glad everything was okay this week and good luck with the ultrasound:) We will check back for news.

BIG hugs and love from Billy Boo:)

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Ooooh Jackson that looks nasty! You are indeed a very brave doggy and don't even complain about having things stuck in your eyes.

Loui xx

Gus said...

oooo Jackson, that looks painful. You are very brave. Muzzer has been "practicing" with new contacts for over a month, so she would have a real problem with your sticks!

Maggie said...

OMG Jackson! You're a better pup than I am! Both me and mom totally agree here that we couldn't do that! Does it hurt?

Love ya lots,

Blue said...

Oh, Jackson you are so good with those eye tests. I don't think I'd be so calm.
Will be thinking about you on Tues.

Pats & pets

Joe Stains said...

I think we would HATE those eye sticks! GOod luck at the vets!

Lorenza said...

Hola Jackson. You are so brave! I would be scared of that!
I hope everything is ok! Good luck with the vet.
Have a nice day
(Que tengas un bonito dia)

wally said...

Oh my dog! That looks awful--I'm with Buster. I thought you were in A Clockwork Orange. Do they play Beethoven's Fifth? Ew! Why do you have to have an ultrasound? Are you pregnant with baby Jacksons? I thought I was pregnant once but it was gas.


Oscar Airedale said...

Like others have said, hats off to you for doing the eye test. Not sure I would behave!

Oscar x

Asta said...

Jackson, you are the braverestest terrier in the universe!
I love you and hope your eyesies are ok! and as far as the vampire vet this coming week, CORAGGIO my hero..I'll be crossing my paws for you to get good results, and hoping it's not a horribilis ordeal

Pacco de Mongrel said...

is amazing that d strip can stay firmly intact while ur actually moving all about...

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We hope your eyes will be fine cos we Boy is also having the same problem and he needs special eye drop and he needs to use it every day.

Boy n Baby

Marvin The Dog said...

Good luck at the Vets Jackson! I hate them too!

Why the this thing with the thermometer, and why put it "there"? for goodness sake!!

love and freaked out licks, Marvin xxxx

Amber-Mae said...

Ouch!!!! Does that hurt... I think I'll be very irritated with that thing in my eyes. Ouchy...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ferndoggle said...

Owie!!! You are such a good boy Jackson. Standing there so patiently! I hope you got cookies after the test was done!


Simba said...

Theres no way I'd be letting people stick things in my eyeballs. You are such a good doggie.

Simba xx

PreciOus said...

Hi Jackson,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. =)

That thing looked nasty. I would have eaten it if my sista do that to me. You must be a very brave boy. Hope everything turns out fine for you.


Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

Ooooh Jackson, That doesn't look fun at all! Your hoomans must love you a whole lot to put you through so many tests and stuff. I want to see a picture of you havin' fun and bein a dog. xxx Asta down under

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
You made us cringe with that picture with the stick in your eye. Doesn't that hurt?? Poor little guy. How come you need an ultrasound?? Please let us know how it goes. Be brave little man.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Yikes Jackson!
I think I'd be running all around the house pawing at my eye if mum stuck one of those things in my eye! You're really a good boy! I hope you get treats aftewards!
Keeping the AireZen going for your vet appointment!!

Bogart said...

Wow, you're a tough guy Jackson, I don't know if I could stand still!


Nugget said...

Hi Jackson,
Your eye test sticks made my eyes water just looking at the pics... you are a brave doggy.

Kerry Blue Terriers: Persephone & Buster's blog said...

Yuck! Looks like sticking toothpicks in your eyes.

You tell that vet that you're protected by the Geneva Convention, and you have rights!

Hope the ultrasound comes out they play heavy metal rock with a sub-woofer?

Stay sane,

Seffie & Buster, the Kerry Blues

Putter said...

Hi Jackson!

I hope all the tests come out okay:) Let us know, okay. I am impressed you were able to stand still for that eye test. Take care of yourself, okay.

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

nancy said...


We are Asta's New York distant cousins, once or twice removed, and want to wish you the very best. You are such a handsome guy and you deserve an award for extra bravery and courage. Cheers to J1 and J2!

Jenny Anydots and the Countess Meowski (we are felines who were "strays" before we were rehomed to live with Nancy)

nm said...

ooph. ouch.

When I was a tiny basset, I went to the doggie opthamologist. It was not very scary,but then again, no things were stuck in my eye.

Good luck Jackson.