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Good Morning - I am new to the forum, and looking for advice on treating an eye ulcer on our 5 1/2 year old girl, Chloe. She does not seem bothered by it and does not paw at/rub her eye, but it has not healed much after 6 weeks of drops from our Vet (Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution). We have an appointment with an Opthamologist on March 4.

All 3 specialists referred by our Vet discussed which "procedure" they use for indolent ulcers, and made the assumption it would be done in the same appointment as the initial exam. (which took me a little by surprise - does every ulcer merit these procedures?) Two Dr's would perform a Grid Karatotomy, while the third prefers a Diamond Burr Debridement. Has anyone had experience with either? Recommend one over the other?

I have been reading whatever I can find about both procedures, and about eye ulcers in general. Is the procedure worth the discomfort and risk of side effects, or should we try different drops/ointment to promote healing on it's own? We will obviously not risk her eyesight, if we learn from the specialist that it is in danger, but as of now, this is not the case)

Thanks for any advice, recommendations, or insight on questions to ask!!!
 

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Sorry can't help you with this. Just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hopefully some other members here might have dealt with this. Good luck
 

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Sorry can't help you with this. Just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hopefully some other members here might have dealt with this. Good luck
Thanks! I am glad to have found the forum - We have 2 boxers currently (5 1/2 year old fawn female and 4 1/2 year old brindle male) and lost one to cancer prior. I cannot imagine our house without a boxer.....or two.
 

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We have had an eye ulcer on our female, Ginger treated with two types of eye drops and a scratch on Diezel treated with drops as well.
Never had to do either operations. I would look around to find the right path just as you are doing.
 

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Well I don't have info either other than what I just googled, so that you've done yourself but wanted to welcome you to the forum. All I can say is I think I would do as you are. I'm not big on any surgery so I probably would discuss my options with the ophthalmologist as I'd feel they can determine the situation better than my normal vet.
 

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Thank you! I am hoping to try at least another type of drop or ointment before resorting to surgery, even if it is supposed to be minor.
I will post an update after our appointment on Monday.
 
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