Corneal scratch made worse by applying ointments
My horse managed to scratch his cornea. The vet recommended human polysporin or neosporin for the eyes because there's a shortage of bnp here.
We were to apply ointment 3 times a day, using the tube right up against his eye. My BO did twice a day and I did the noon treatment. I hate the idea of touching the tube against his eye for fear of accidental stab so I use the pad of my clean finger to slip the ointment in on the lower eyelid nowhere near his cornea. To make a long story short 2 more corneal scratches developed on the eye near the corner, poor horse. We ended up using another antibacterial ointment and after many days of bute for the pain and 5 vet visits, I am certain we are finally healing. Question is, isn't it easier to just slip a little bit into the corner of the eye than have the tube so close? My vet was insisting my way could stab him in the eye and his way was the 'correct way'. I just don't want more lesions developing due to sudden head movement and 'oops'.