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Keratitis (Cloudy Eye) in Dogs


Treatment: Vascular and pigmentary keratitis that are not related to chronic eye irritation are progressive and incurable. The goal of treatment is to arrest the disease and maintain remission.

Neovascularization responds well to high-dose topical corticosteroids. These preparations must be monitored closely by your veterinarian, because prolonged use of corticosteroids in the eyes can lead to a mild form of Cushing’s syndrome and other problems. Improvement begins in two to six weeks. Treatment is life-long. Stopping the eye drops even for a short time is followed by relapse. Only a low dose may be needed for maintenance.

Ophthalmic cyclosporine instilled into the eyes twice daily may reduce the deposition of melanin pigment.

WebMD Veterinary Reference from "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook"


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