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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I am a vet retired vet tec....i am watching a french

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i am a vet retired vet tec....i am watching a french bulldog....i just notice it appears she has a corneal abrasion...i see it but it is not bothering her in the least. I have ciprofloxcin opth. 0.3% ...what should i do....like i said ...i see it....she is not action as is anything is wrong
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Joan, I don't see any contraindication to your adminstering the ciprofloxacin thrice daily for up to 5 days. If there is an abrasion, it should prevent secondary infection. If there isn't, it won't harm the eye. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i clearly see a white area on her eye....this is not my dog and its a holiday weekend....is this emergency room trip yet???
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

No, the white spot is either scar or focal edema and the ciprofloxacin is about as much as an ER vet would prescribe in any event. She isn't bothered by it which suggests that's it's not an active lesion - abrasion or ulcer. Keep a watch on it. Evidence of pain - squinting, pawing at the eye, e.g. - should prompt an ER visit; otherwise, simply administer the ciprofloxacin as I mentioned. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
if this is an abrasion should i see improvement with in a a few days
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Yes, simple corneal injury can heal within 24-48 hours.