Category: NO 3/2014

Od Redakcji

Drodzy czytelnicy, Szanowni Państwo, Koleżanki i Koledzy
zapraszam do lektury.
Przed nami wakacje a wobec tego więcej czasu na realizację własnych przyjemności.

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Eyelid agenesis in a cat, clinical case.

Eyelid defects in cats are very frequently caused by trauma, after surgical removal of the tumor, or they can be diagnosed in the cases of complete (agenesis), or partial (coloboma) absence of all the eyelid layers. Agenesis or coloboma of the eyelids is the commonest congenital eyelid abnormality of cats, both, domestical and wild. The most frequently affected region is the lateral part of the upper eyelid, with occasionally involving of the medial and lateral canthus.

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What is it “dry eye” and how to treat it?

Tears are essential to the comfort of the eyes. Without tears, eyes become irritated. An adequate supply of tears covering the partially exposed anterior segment of the globe and associated adnexa is necessary for optical integrity, maintenance of the cornea and normal eye function. This fluid is called the preocularl tear film PTF (Samuelson). Without tears (KCS) develops (Bryla).

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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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