Corneal Ulcers...when did you take out the lavage?
My guy has had the sub-palpebral lavage system in for 2.5 weeks and the ulcer is healing well, but left a scar. Staining still shows some green on the scar, but vet says that scars sometimes take some stain. They are thinking about taking it out on Monday if it still looks good. So when did your SPL systems come out and has anyone removed one while there was still some stain uptake?
Any stories good or bad are appreciated...this has been a tough and expensive ordeal. Good news is that it isn't in his field of vision, so vet doesn't anticipate any vision loss.
We didn't take my mare's out until almost two months later. She had a melting cornea ulcer from hell and had to spend four days at the hospital w/ round-the-clock meds being administered. I treated her four times a day once I brought her home. My vet was out weekly to check on her and I also did follow-up visits w/ the eye specialist at the hospital. She has a pretty decent sized cloudy spot on her eye now and did lose some vision but thankfully my vets were able to save her eye. Corneal ulcers are hell to deal with - hope your guy is on the mend and heals much faster than my mare !!
"When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered."CANTER New England
Thanks all! Luckily (knocking on wood) my guys ulcer was small enough that they weren't even going to put in the lavage, but he started being a little bit of a pain about the ointment in the eye, so I inquired about it and they did it more for convenience and knowing the meds would get IN the eye. So it sounds like his may not have been as bad as some of the above posters (thank goodness!).