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Ocular ulcer in my Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Species: dog | Category: medical-surgical | Submitted: 24 May 2007 02:30AM | viewed 9878 times
Q Tara-michele asks:

My Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been getting recurring ocular ulcers for the past two years. She has had numerous operations when eye drops have failed to work. Please could you give me any suggestions as to what may be causing her to get these ulcers and any treatment which may be more effective. As you can see from her picture her eye continuously weeps leaving her with stains around the affected eye Thank-you

Q Our vet says: Sorry to hear about this problem- it can be frustrating when problems do not seem to resolve. I am sure your vet will have looked for things such as in-growing eyelashes etc but they can sometimes be difficult to spot and may not be present all the time (due to the growth cycle of the lash), so it is worth asking for this to be checked again. Could your dog be damaging her eyes in undergrowth etc as she plays? Sometimes Staffies can get very excited and carried away- so if she often runs through prickly undergrowth this could be the cause of the problem. If you are very concerned you could ask for your vet to refer you to an ophthalmologist (a vet who specializes in eye problems).

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