Category: 2015

Use of fluorescein in veterinary ophthalmology. From diagnosis of corneal ulcers to fluorescein angiography.

Fluorescein is an orange dye widely used in both human ophthalmology and veterinary, it is available as a 2% eye drops or disposable strips. Fluorescein has been used in the diagnosis of corneal ulcers, obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct (Jones test), disorders of the tear film quality (TBUT- tear breakup time) or perforation of the eyeball (Seidel test).

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Od Redakcji

Przed nami wakacje a wobec tego więcej czasu na realizację własnych przyjemności. Życzę Wam aby lektura tego czasopisma był jedną z nich.

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Plazmocyterne zapalenie spojówek

Plasma cell infiltration is immune-mediated disease which may accompany chronic superficial keratitis. German Sheppard dog are predisposed breed. It is characterized by thickening, depigmentation and follicule formation on nictitan membrane. Histologically it is characterized by conjunctival subepithelial infiltration of plasma cells and some lymphocytes. Plasma cell infiltration is cured by topical corticosteroids or cyclosporine.

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Repair of a traumatic corneal laceration in a cat using a tectonic heterograft.

In dogs and cats, tectonic corneal grafting has been performed in the treatment of melting ulcers, descemetoceles, corneal sequestra, trauma, lacerations, and acute bullous keratopathy4, 5. Although many other techniques are available for the repair of these corneal conditions, the application of a graft after keratectomy provides a transparent protective covering and reduces secondary corneal scarring in varying degrees4, 5, 16.

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