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With proper treatment how quickly can a corneal ulcer repair itself?

The good news is that with proper treatment an ulcer can heal up to 1mm per day. So if a horse has a 1/2 cm ulcer the horse could potentially be ulcer free in 5 days if complications are prevented. Problems arise when the ulcer goes undetected and untreated for even brief periods of time. It can rapidly become large and deep making treatment more difficult. If an infection becomes established deep in the stroma, it is possible to develop into a stromal abscess. This complication becomes very difficult to treat and often results in loosing the eye.

Are there any surgical options to repair a corneal ulcer? View Details
How do I know if my horse has lost its sight due to a corneal ulcer or other eye disease? View Details
What are the challenges with treating a larger or out of control ulcer? View Details
Sometimes with medical issues if we give them a day or two they will resolve themselves. Is this the case with corneal ulcers? View Details
If an owner suspects an eye problem should they flush the eye and try to treat it on their own before calling a veterinarian? View Details
If the traumatic injury can be as subtle as a scratch from a piece of hay how can an owner detect that there is a problem? View Details
If an owner believes there is a foreign body in the horse’s eye is it okay to shine a light in the eye to exam it? View Details
What are the most common reasons a horse develops a corneal ulcer? View Details
How can I tell if my horse has strangles? View Details
How is the EHV-1 virus spread? View Details
What are the treatments for strangles? View Details
What are the most common symptoms of strangles? View Details
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