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Friday 16th of November 2018

Indolent Corneal Ulcer

General information on Indolent Corneal Ulcer

An indolent corneal ulcer, also known as the Boxer ulcer, is an ulcer in the cornea that heals so slowly, itís almost nonexistent. The indolent ulcer is usually caused when the dogís cornea is scratched or some how harmed and the substances within the eye that normally heal these scratches does not do its job or is not present and the epithelium peels away resulting in an ulcer. In many cases, bacteria will form and multiply in the ulcer making it much worse. Indolent corneal ulcers are typically found in older dogs or at any age in Boxers, giving it the nickname the Boxer ulcer.

Symptoms of Indolent Corneal Ulcer

Some of the symptoms for an indolent corneal ulcer may be redness in the eye, pain, squinting, discharge from the eye, and tearing. They eye may also have an abnormal appearance in which there is a bluish white discoloration, a dark brown discoloration in the cornea, or red blood vessels that grow in to the cornea.

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Treatments for Indolent Corneal Ulcer

The treatment for an indolent corneal ulcer is cutting away the epithelium and treating the ulcer. The treatment of the ulcer varies depending on the recommendation of the veterinarian. Typically, the ulcer is injected with antibiotics and the third eyelid may be sutured shut to help with the healing or a protective contact lens may be put into place. The procedure may be repeated more than once. There will most likely be frequent eye medications administered, especially if there is an infection, as well as a cone for the dog during the healing process.

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