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Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Vol. II, Number 1
Written by Iuliana IONAŞCU, Lia ION

Indolent or refractory corneal ulcer is a chronic, superficial, nonhealing erosion, usually affecting older dogs, especially Boxers. Its characteristics are failure to heal within 1-2 weeks, a poor attachment of the epithelium surrounding the lesion to the corneal stroma and the fluoresceine staining of the affected area. The goals for the treatment of indolent ulcer are removing the loose epithelium, promoting the healing process and protection of the cornea. This article presents the medical treatment of refractory corneal ulcers in dogs and the importance of using contact lenses for reducing the healing time.

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