Remarkable Roxy stuns vets by regaining vision

Roxy the dog with owners Erica and John Redmond and AHT vet Renata Stavinohova. Picture: ANIMAL HEAL

Roxy the dog with owners Erica and John Redmond and AHT vet Renata Stavinohova. Picture: ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST - Credit: Archant

Boisterous and fun loving, Roxy appears to be like most other fit and healthy dogs living life to the full. But, just a few weeks ago her owners' Erica and John Redmond feared their much loved pet would never see again.

Animal Health Trust ophthalmology resident Renata Stavinohova examing Roxy's eyes. Picture: ANIMAL

Animal Health Trust ophthalmology resident Renata Stavinohova examing Roxy's eyes. Picture: ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST - Credit: Archant

Now following a recovery that has astounded vets 'walking miracle' Roxy is once again enjoying her daily strolls on Cromer beach. When the seven-year-old Giant Schnauzer's sight suddenly deteriorated earlier this year her fun personality also started to fade away.

'The problems started in March when we noticed our little terrier Murphy catching the ball first which never happens,' said Mr Redmond .

'The vet at first thought it was an infection and gave her antibiotics. When there was no improvement it was arranged for us to take Roxy to the Animal Health Trust where it was found that both her retinas were detached.'

Her condition eased with treatment, but she still remained blind in both eyes so vets started her on a course of stronger medication.


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When Roxy returned to the Animal Health Trust (AHT) for further tests it was discovered that she had regained some vision in both eyes.

AHT ophthalmology resident Renata Stavinohova said: 'When I first saw Roxy she was, understandably, a quiet, subdued dog who was blind and frightened. The change in her now is quite remarkable.'

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Mr Redmond said: 'She will never make a full recovery, but Roxy has improved enough to live a full life.

'She is back to her old bubbly, mischievous self and is a walking miracle.'

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