The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye. Like the windshield of a car, it protects the contents of the eye while allowing vision through itself. A scrape or puncture, or dryness due to lack of tear production, can cause the cornea to become infected. This is a picture of a large corneal ulcer that is almost deep enough to rupture the eyeball. An ulcer like this is very painful and takes a long time to heal, leaving
scarring and reduced vision behind.
To prevent ulcers in your dog:
*Don’t let your dog ride with his or her head out the car window
*If your dog has risk for dry eyes because of breed or age, have the eyes tested regularly to make sure they are producing adequate tears
*Any symptoms of eye problems should be investigated promptly, before they get this bad!
Follow this link to our video on dry eye and glaucoma testing