Maddox was born with several medical issues but one that stands out above the others that is threatening to take his vision. He has something called optic dermoids on both of his eyes. Maddox's is starting to cover his iris and in some cases it can cause blindness.
A dermoid cyst is a congenital choristoma of the orbit. A choristoma is a benign tumor consisting of histologically normal cells occurring in an abnormal location. Dermoid cysts consist of keratinized epithelium and adnexal structures such as hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands. Tissue grows on the cornea or the conjunctiva (the white of your dog's eye and eyelid.) In Maddox's case it is starting to cover the iris in his eye.
We took Maddox to ISU today and were quoted 800.00 to have both eyes repaired. His surgery is scheduled for March 22nd at 8am, at which time he will also be neutered. He us cryptorchid (only one testicle has dropped). That is another issue altogether, but that is covered by the Shelter program, the 800 needed is just for his eyes.
I know Maddox has a lot of fans, and a lot of people love this little guy. Please help me help my baby boy. He has made it through so much!