Treatment For Corneal Ulcers
The main form of treatment for corneal ulcers is medical therapy. Many corneal ulcers are medically treated and resolve within 2 – 3 weeks. If a corneal ulcer goes without treatment or if significant inflammation is present within the cornea as the body tries to clear the infection, then the corneal stroma can be digested or eaten away resulting in loss of corneal thickness and potentially the development of a hole within the cornea. If a corneal hole (rupture or perforation) develops then patients are suddenly in a significant amount of pain. In these circumstances surgical intervention may be required to preserve your pet’s eye, their comfort, as well as their site.