8 month old puppy suddenly blind

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8 month old puppy suddenly blind

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Hello, We have always had Chows. We got a puppy from a registered breeder, who is now 8 months, cream, very light pigmentation. Eyes were very light almost gray/green when we got her. No eyelash issues. 3 weeks ago she started having symptoms of eye infection took to her to the ER and diagnosed with conjunctivitis and abrasions on her eyes. Given bacterial ointment. Next day she wouldn't open her eyes took her to her vet and they added some drops and pain/inflammation meds. Infection started healing after about a week took her in again as she was obviously not seeing and eyes were filled with blood and vet could not see anything, his demeanor seemed to change and sent us to ophthalmologist, who didn't give me much info other than we need tests and to prepare for her being blind, now trying to find out the cause of why this happened. We are now scheduled with an internal medicine vet and back to the ophthalmologist. Has anyone ever heard of this happening before or so quickly? I am worried that this happened from an underlying issue and everyone seems to be very apprehensive about a diagnosis. Thank you
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