Category: NO 2/2012

Od Redakcji

W 6 numerze e-kwartalnika przedstawiamy interesujący artykuł napisany przez Dr Davida Gould z Wielkiej Brytanii. Artykuł poświęcony jest chorobom wirusowym oczu kotów. Znajdziemy w nim wiele praktycznych rad i wskazówek oraz dużo ciekawych zdjęć konkretnych przypadków okulistycznych.

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FELINE HERPESVIRUS-1: OCULAR MANIFESTATIONS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) is a major cause of feline morbidity. Following exposure to the virus, virtually all cats become persistently infected and many of these will develop recrudescent disease on one or more occasions during their life. Ocular manifestations include conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration and keratitis. In severe cases the condition can be blinding.

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Eyelids neoplasia in dogs and cats.

Physical and functional abnormalities of the lids or adnexal ocular structures may result in abnormalities of the cornea and subsequently vision. Cancer begins when normal cells start to change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. Eyelid tumors can be either benign or malignant.

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Treatment of distichiasis in a dog using electrolisis.

The eyelids represent a structure composed of skin and cutaneous appendages, including hair follicles and glandular structures. The eyelids and ocular adnexa comprise the primary surface defence for the globe, specifically the cornea. There are three main forms of ciliary disorders: distichiasis, trichiasis and ectopic cilia. The abnormally placed hairs irritate the cornea. The affected eye will become red, inflamed and may develop a discharge. In severe cases, the cornea may became ulcerated.

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