Is a biopsy needed for a dog diagnosed with vascular keratitis?

Original Question: Hi my 14-year-old dog has been diagnosed with vascular keratitis (almost 3 months now). The specialist says he has to do a biopsy or he won’t know what it is. Her eye has gotten worse. Looking to see if there is an alternative procedure that can be tried? Her eye is completely red. Thanks for your help. - Elizabeth

Is a biopsy needed for a dog diagnosed with vascular keratitis? Apr 25, 2018

Hi Elizabeth,

I’m confused by the diagnosis of vascular keratitis but the specialist still needing a biopsy. I’m unsure what medications she is on but those may need to be altered. Further tests certainly could be needed to look for a cause however those are best left to specialist ophthalmologists. You can find one at the website of American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Best of luck.

Dr. Ryan Llera

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