cockatiel eye problem
(St. Albans, Vt. USA)
I have a 28 year old cockiteal that has a white spot in his left eye ( the vet says that it is in the inside under the cornea) and keeps it shut all of the time. What could this white spot be? I have had a vet 3 times to look at it and we have ruled out a corneal scratch, inflammation / infection and there is nothing stuck inside of his eyelids. My vet doesn't seem to know what it could be but did say to me that it could be a tumor either malignant or non malignant. He suggested that the eye could be removed.
I am not sure what I want to do at this point until I am sure that it is cancer. I also don't want my bird to be in pain. Have you got any recommendations for me. My vet has not mentioned glaucoma to me, this visit, but I was wondering if it could be that and that is why he keeps his eye shut.(MY bird) I am almost sure that the vet said to me that birds do not get glaucoma. Is this true. Please answer me so that I can get another opinion. Thank You