This is my first post here and i need some help. My almost 11 year old bulldog, Acoya, developed what the vet says is a corneal ulcer. About 3.5 weeks ago she was outside and came back onto the porch rubbing her eye, i assumed she had been stung or something irritated it and watched her. The next day her eye was tearing badly and she was still rubbing it and it had become quite inflamed. I took her to the vet and they did a stain and the vet saw no objects or scratches on the cornea so she gave me an antibiotic ointment to put in the eye for 2 weeks and sent me home. I applied it as instructed and things seemed to be progressing well for about a week with the inflamation steadily improving. Then things kind of levelled off and while not getting any worse, didnt seem to be entirely non inflamed. Then about a week ago she developed an awful lookign ulcer in her eye, a large pink kind of raised speck on her eyeball. Back tot eh vet this time for 3 different antibiotics, ointments and drops. I have applied those as directed for the past week, and today is our follow up visit and she has shown almost no improvement. I am concerned about continuing treatment if its not making things better.
Everything i read says ulcers are painful, but since the initial irritation she has shown absolutely no discomfort with her eye (aside from when i have to apply the ointment/drops). The only indication that somethign is wrong is the pinkish ulcerated area in the eyeball itself. Other than that everything is entirely normal. She has never had eye issues of any sort before and im wondering if this diagnosis progression makes sense to bulldog folks. My vet isnt supremely experienced with bulldogs but being in a very rural area my options are very limited. Does anybody out there have any thoughts on this? Is there another possible diagnosis besides corneal ulcer? again, shes showing 0 pain, not rubbing it or worrying at the eye at all, it doesnt even seem to have any abnormal discharge.
Thanks for any input
Joe and Acoya