This totes sucks! I totally have to have surgery on my eye next week because the eye doc says I probably won't heal without it because I have something called a boxer ulcer but I'm not a boxer and it's not really an ulcer, it's an erosion. The eye doctor said that this condition happens a lot in boxers and Bostons (especially more mature dogs like me.) What happens is the outermost layer of the cornea, call the epithelium, gets an injury and then it erodes off the stroma which is the next layer down and then it tries to heal, but for some reason the new epithelium doesn't adhere to the next layer down and then it sloughs off and then the areas around it stop adhering too and then the erosion gets bigger and bigger. So the eye doctor scrapes off all my epithelium and then scratches my eyeball so there is some texture for the new epithelium to adhere to and she said it's kind of like a Velcro type effect. So I have to wear a cone for a few weeks after the surgery and sometimes it takes a month to heal and I might have to wear a cone for a month!
So this isn't my eye, but this is pretty much exactly what it looks like when it's stained.
And the best part is the surgery is going to be $600 and that's with a professional discount! So my mom is kind of freaking out.