Despite his best efforts to clean Jonathan’s eyes with water, the swelling needed professional attention. Thankfully, the SPANA mobile clinic was visiting the area and, as soon as it arrived, Jonathan and Abdisa were there to meet the team and get the treatment Jonathan urgently needed to save his sight.
Our vets gently examined the area around Jonathan’s eye, as well as the surface of the cornea, to determine the cause of his discomfort. They quickly diagnosed a severe corneal ulcer, possibly caused by a stick or debris blown into his eye. Left untreated, the ulcer would become even more painful, leading to possible scarring or even a rupture.
Fortunately, there is a straightforward treatment for this requiring a combination of topical antibiotic eye ointment and an anti-inflammatory medication, which Abdisa was given to administer at home. The treatment provided clear relief to Jonathan – he seemed calmer as soon as the soothing ointment was applied to the inflamed area. With Abdisa’s continued care, the problem was successfully treated and Jonathan regained his vision fully.