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A challenging case: A dog with nonhealing corneal ulcers
Corneal ulcers usually heal rapidly with appropriate treatment, but this Labrador developed two that were slow to heal. A technique used commonly in people—diamond burr superficial keratectomy—appeared to help in this case.



With appropriate treatment and lack of complications, SCCEDs should heal in about two weeks. It is reported that about 50% of patients will have a recurrence in the same or opposite eye—as occurred in the dog in this report—so it is important to inform clients about the potential for the indolent ulcer to recur.5 It is also important to inform clients about the delayed healing process and the potential need for multiple treatments.

Kyshia T. Davis, DVM
Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80538


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