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  • Opthalmology Case Studies from West Midlands Veterinary Referrals

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It is amazing what you can do to dogs. This dog is sitting quite happily without any sedation, just being gently held by a nurse. Local anaesthetic has been applied to the corneas and Lorna is able to gently debride (tidy up) ulcers on the corneas, the front of the eyeballs using a quiet electric bur.

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This can’t be much fun …having a carpet of fur growing on your eyeball …

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Distichia are lashes which emerge from the glands along the eyelid margins.

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The nictitans glands produces about a third of the fluids that make up the tear film that keeps the surface of the eyes moist. These glands are located in the third eyelid and they can prolapse to present as “Cherry eye”. This condition can often affect both eyes.

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Entropion, infolding of the eyelids, leads to hairs rubbing on the surface of the globe and this often leads to ulceration of the cornea.

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