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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a dog with a ruptured eye and I am wondering what the

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Customer: I have a dog with a ruptured eye and I am wondering what the success rate is for healing with medications
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Customer: English Bulldog 8.5 years old. We attempted to heal a deep ulcer that ruptured. She lost her other eye due to ulcer that ruptured.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I dont have money for surgery but dr says this could heal with medication. How long would this take and what is the success rate.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I regret that it's very difficult to prognosticate without knowing the extent of the rupture and just how disrupted are the contents of his globe. Strict attention to both control of infection and inflammation is essential. This implies both topical ophthalmic and systemic antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Your dog's vet knows much more than I could concerning the extent of the damage and if he/she believes that your dog's eye can heal with medications only, by all means get started on both topical and systemic care. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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