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My St. Bernards eye has a clear film in the corner. Where

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My St. Bernard's eye has a clear film in the corner. Where the black is usually in the corners is red with the clear film. Is this an infection?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Gracie.

Yes, it is very suggestive of either an active infection, or that a trauma may have occurred, like bushes scratching the eyes or having walked into something.

Definitely, with the appearance of the eyes, I would suggest a vet visit. They will likely recommend a very simple eye stain test just to ensure there is no corneal ulcer (injury on the surface of the cornea) and start some ophthalmic medication.

Eye Stain Test for Ulcers

I get a bit more protective with the eyes, and generally not recommend a wait and see approach. Corneal injuries can scar or cause other complications that can be permanent, so I always like to treat sooner than later.

Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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Hi Jessica,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Gracie. How is everything going?

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