Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), or dry eye, is a painful condition in which tear production is decreased or absent and the cornea becomes dry and irritated. If the condition is left untreated, loss of vision can result.
"Tomorrow I have the day off, so you can reach me at the clinic,” she says matter of factly, sans even a hint of sarcasm. She spoke via telephone from her clinic on yet another one of her scheduled days off.
When seemingly routine corneal ulcers in dogs fail to heal in a normal period (i.e. seven to 10 days), many veterinarians engage in musical chairs treatment, prescribing one topical antibiotic and then another.