Corneal Laceration follow-up: the saga continues

5 weeks (2) I never thought we'd get to this point.  As I wrote previously, I thought he would lose his eye. This guy's owner thinks he can see out of his bum eye.  I'm not convinced that he can see much, maybe light and dark.  The good part is that it doesn't seem to be bothering him.  In the last two weeks, she has thought he felt bad maybe four times.  He's only had four pain pills in that period, because he has acted perfectly fine the rest of the time.

Eye 5 weeks(2) He won't ever have a normal pupil, because his iris is stuck to the back side of his cornea (anterior synechia for you terminology buffs).  Some of his cornea is still opaque, but a lot of it is clear now, revealing what looks like pretty healthy iris tissue.  There are some abnormal (but welcome) blood vessels growing down into his cornea to nourish the healing area.

Things could still go south, but at five weeks past the injury, I'm letting myself get optimistic.

3 thoughts on “Corneal Laceration follow-up: the saga continues

  1. Sheila says:

    This is an interesting case, both in terms of the biology of healing, and as an illustration of the stoicism of dogs. People with this injury ruminate over their loss, dogs just carry on busily.

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