A Clinical Case from the Archives : 26/01/2005

A drop of cleaning fluid found its way onto the ocular surface of this dog. What signs of injury do you see and what action would you take?

There is a circular mid-stroma corneal ulcer here, shown well by the application of fluorescein dye as in this photograph. Immediate flushing with copious amounts of sterile saline is imperative and placement of a hood graft of conjunctiva across the eye will give the corneal surface the best chance of healing, as with a melting ulcer – see one of those by using the search facility available.


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