MY CORNEAL ULCERS
I am not a doctor. I am a French Bulldog.
All of the information I will be posting here comes from the many conversations that Alex and I have had with my vet over the years. I want to provide some insight that I think will be helpful for you and your Frenchie pal but eye injuries should be assessed by a medical professional. French Bulldogs are prone to having more issues with healing corneal ulcers so vet intervention is likely needed regardless of the severity.
What are corneal ulcers? It is an open wound that has occurred on the clear surface of the eye. They can occur from a localized infection of the cornea, or an eye injury/trauma to the eye.
Left untreated ulcers can lead to scarring, vision loss or loss of the eye. They are also extremely painful. Alex paper cut her eye a few years ago so thankfully, she understands what I'm feeling.
Something that Alex learned through one of our many vet visits (and being inept at handling paper) is that while the ulcer may heal, that spot on the eye may become weakened and susceptible to future injuries/infections. I needed surgery to fix a corneal ulcer when I was 9 months old almost twice a year I suffer from a corneal ulcer in and around the same spot. Alex also has problems with dryness on the spot she paper cut her eye.
If you hover over my photo on the right, you can read some of my helpful tips to manage corneal ulcerations. Or if you're on a mobile device, the tips are right below.