How to treat corneal ulcers and abrasions with collagen corneal shields
Comprised primarily of water and collagen, the cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye that plays an essential role in vision and eye health. The cornea focuses light into the eye so you can see clearly and also acts as a protective outer layer against debris and germs. But what happens when it gets damaged? If the cornea becomes damaged through injury or infection, the resulting scaring or discoloration can lead to vision loss. Research has found that the use of collagen can promote epithelial and stromal healing within pets. Quick healing of the corneal surface is ideal for the comfort of the patient as well as for the prevention of infection and scarring.