|Tyler at the vet this morning|
To check the cornea, the vet does the same thing an ophthalmologist does with people- they put a couple of drops of a yellow dye in the eye. After rising the eye with saline, if there is any yellow left, it will show up on the scratch. Fortunately, Tyler's eye has healed, so he's good to go.
He let me know that he was unhappy at the vet, though, when after the appointment we sat in the lobby waiting to pay for the visit and he barked loudly at 2 other dogs in the waiting room. Yup, he's back to normal!
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A SCRATCHED CORNEA? - From Petmd.com:
Symptoms of an injury to the eyeball may be represented by the suddenness of the symptoms (e.g., pawing at the eye, blinking rapidly, swollen, inflamed); blood in the eye, or a blood filled mass (subconjunctival hematoma), left from a sealed laceration; a foreign object in the eye that can be visually detected; the pupil is distorted, either reacting abnormally or shaped differently; the front clear covering of the eyeball, the cornea, is clouded (cataract); or, the eye is protruding. Any of these symptoms may be indicative of an injury to the eye. ACTION NEEDED - Take them to the vet ASAP.