Corneal Laceration follow-up

Ten days (2) There are still plenty of ways and plenty of time for this eye to go south, but (incredibly) the dog is keeping his eye open, even in bright light, not squinting, rarely even trying to rub it.

The cornea is not ulcerating (at least it's not taking up fluorescein dye), and the sutures are holding.

Since it was Saturday afternoon when we had to deal with this originally, I wasn't able to obtain a consultation before plunging in.  Since we're still going, I've been able to get a real veterinary ophthalmologist to hold my hand while I'm out of my depth.

He'll never (pretty certainly) ever see out of this eye, but if it just is non-painful, I'll be happy.

4 thoughts on “Corneal Laceration follow-up

  1. Doc says:

    Maybe, but with uveitis (which he certainly has), the eye is usually soft (even though potentially quite painful). Chronic inflammation of these internal structures in the eye could require it’s removal, even if the cornea heals up great.

  2. Lizzie says:

    Just wanted to say I LOVE this blog. I work for a vet and love it as well. I come home from work shower then check in here. I am like a sponge and just want to soak up all the Info I can, so I love reading about your cases.

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