Will a dog’s scratched eye heal on its own? Superficial corneal abrasions usually heal on their own in a few days, and your vet may prescribe eye drops to help speed up the healing process. Deeper corneal ulcerations may require a more frequent application of serum eye drops to help with corneal healing.
How long does it take for a scratched cornea to heal in a dog? Corneal abrasions generally heal within three to five days. Medication is used to prevent bacterial infections (ophthalmic antibiotic drops or ointment) and to relieve spasm and pain (ophthalmic atropine drops or ointment).
How do you tell if your dog has a scratched cornea?
The most common signs are:
- Runny eyes.
- Redness of the membranes around the eye.
- Swollen tissue around the eye.
- Milkiness or blueness of the surface of the eye.
- Pain and rubbing.
- Holding one eye closed.
What should I do if my dogs eye is scratched? If you can see a scratch on the eye, cover it with a clean, damp cloth. Bandage the cloth to the head, use an Elizabethan collar, or bandage the dog’s dewclaws to prevent further damage. Take her to the vet the same day.