5 year old female cat with recurrent eosinophilic ulcer on the upper lip
Previously treated with depo-medrol injections and antibiotics. Due to the side-effects of cortisone, an alternative treatment modality was requested, and so light therapy was given as sole treatment.
Light therapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for 5 days and thereafter 3 times a week, for 5 days. The wound took, in total, 16 days to heal completely. No other medication was given.
From the second day of light therapy, the lip was much less swollen, with less necrosis and healthy tissue could fill the defect. As expected, the lesion re-occurred a month later and light therapy was started again. The lesion regressed again (full results still pending).
Light therapy can be used as sole or as adjunct therapy for ulcer lesions but will not cure the disease complex indefinitely.