Corneal Ulcer

Corneal Ulcer

Corneal Ulcer Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

In our Melbourne clinic, we specialize in the treatment of corneal ulcers in pets, a common yet potentially serious eye condition. Our team of veterinary ophthalmologists is equipped with the expertise and advanced technology to provide the best care for your pet’s eye health.

Diagnosing Corneal Ulcers

Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment:

  • Eye Examination: A thorough examination of the eye is conducted, focusing on signs of ulceration.
  • Fluorescein Staining: This test involves applying a special dye to the eye, which highlights any damage to the cornea.
  • Additional Imaging: In some cases, further imaging like slit-lamp biomicroscopy may be required to assess the depth and severity of the ulcer.

Treatment Options

Treatment for corneal ulcers depends on their cause and severity:

  • Medication: Mild ulcers often respond well to topical antibiotics and pain relief medications.
  • Surgical Intervention: In more severe cases, or when ulcers don’t respond to medication, surgical options such as debridement or grafting may be necessary.


The cost of treating corneal ulcers can vary based on the treatment method. We provide an estimate after a thorough examination.

Payment Options

We understand the importance of accessible eye care for your pet and offer several payment solutions:

  • GapOnly: Eases the burden of insurance claims by covering the gap amount.
  • VetPay: Financing option to spread the cost of treatment over time.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans for managing the cost without upfront financial stress.


Proper aftercare is crucial for healing:

  • Medication Administration: Instructions on how to administer eye drops or ointments.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Follow-up appointments to monitor healing and adjust treatment as needed.
  • Eye Protection: Guidance on protecting your pet’s eye during the recovery phase.

Our goal at the Melbourne clinic is to provide compassionate and effective care for your pet’s corneal ulcer, ensuring a speedy recovery and the best possible outcome for their eye health.