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Allie is now9 years old. She will be 10 in October. She has an ulcer in her right eye. We tried tobramycin drops the first two weeks. There was no change. We then went to plasma and ofloxacin drops and it’s been two weeks with no change. Sometimes it actually seems like the drops make it worse. The vet did something where she scraped it the last time we were there and still no change. I’m very concerned. I don’t know what to do. Should we try a different doctor? She said boxers take a long time to heal.
 

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I have no idea?? But a second opinion could not hurt?? If that goes well ... the second Vet will just confirm what the first Vet said?? But might suggest a different course of action and then it's up to "who do you trust more??"
 

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Allie is now9 years old. She will be 10 in October. She has an ulcer in her right eye. We tried tobramycin drops the first two weeks. There was no change. We then went to plasma and ofloxacin drops and it’s been two weeks with no change. Sometimes it actually seems like the drops make it worse. The vet did something where she scraped it the last time we were there and still no change. I’m very concerned. I don’t know what to do. Should we try a different doctor? She said boxers take a long time to heal.
I guess you should wait for another week. If you see don't change, then you can go and visit a new doctor. Other than you can just take an opinion about your boxer's treatment. I hope, he will get well soon.
 

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i've got a 11 1/2 yo m-n guy (apollo) that has had corneal ulcers in both eyes due to injuries playing with his friends. the first time it happened (feb of 2018, so apollo was 9 yo just like allie)... tried giving it time to heal along with some type of drops from my regular vet. would seem like it starts healing but wouldn't finish healing completely. i believe boxers have a disposition to an underlying issue that corneal ulcers have a hard time healing (if at all). ended up taking him to a board certified ophthalmologist and went with the diamond burr debridement procedure. results with apollo in his situation were great. finally healed pretty quickly after procedure if i remember, and in our case the process and procedure wasn't bad. same process/procedure performed when other eye injured and had same issues in oct of 2018, and had same results.

it will probably be a bit more expensive but to me was worth it... so based on my experiences i'd suggest a board certified ophthalmologist that has good long successful history with diamond burr procedure and have them evaluate and recommend next steps.
 

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Allie is now9 years old. She will be 10 in October. She has an ulcer in her right eye. We tried tobramycin drops the first two weeks. There was no change. We then went to plasma and ofloxacin drops and it’s been two weeks with no change. Sometimes it actually seems like the drops make it worse. The vet did something where she scraped it the last time we were there and still no change. I’m very concerned. I don’t know what to do. Should we try a different doctor? She said boxers take a long time to heal.
Our local vet gave us different drops, and salve to try to clear up an ulcer. We kept going back to see her every two weeks. Finally she recommended an eye specialist. The specialist called it a non-healing eye ulcer, and ended up doing a surgical procedure. It has healed up, but I guess they can get them at any time. It would have saved money if we'd seen the specialist earlier.
 

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Yes the specialist is more expensive for sure but it can actually save you money too I had that happen with one of my dogs and an intestinal issue. I spent a ton of money only to find out she had a food allergy.
 

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Best investment I had for Gunner's corneal ulcers ( "boxer eye") was a vet ophthalmologist. The vet hatched the eye to induce blood flow to the cornea. Issue gone in less than 2 weeks.
 

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Do you have a veterinary ophthalmologist in your area? It would probably be worth your while to go see one of those if you can.
Went to see the ophthalmologist today. They did a grid keratotomy. He said it should be good in a month. I sure hope it works. I don’t know what to do if it doesn’t.
 

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Went to see the ophthalmologist today. They did a grid keratotomy. He said it should be good in a month. I sure hope it works. I don’t know what to do if it doesn’t.
Hope it works out for you guys. Good luck.
 

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Went to see the ophthalmologist today. They did a grid keratotomy. He said it should be good in a month. I sure hope it works. I don’t know what to do if it doesn’t.
That's great news. That's another procedure with a high success rate. Good luck to Allie... let us know the results of how things go.
 
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