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.