Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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EFFICIENCY AND THERAPEUTIC CONDUCT OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR MATURE CATARACTS IN A DOG, CASE REPORT

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVIII, Issue 1
Written by Elena BONEA, Cornel IGNA

Cataracts are not typically brought to the attention of a veterinarian until owners report their dogs bumping into different kind of things, because when a cataract is fully developed, mature, it leaves the eye functionally blind. The patient of this study is a male old dog, 15 years old, completely blind, with mature bilateral cataract. The quality of his life had a very low score, the dog injured himself with the objects around, his behaviour changed and became retired, sleeping most of the time and became aggressive with owner and dogs around. Because the only effective and recommended treatment is surgery, for economical owner’s reason, for the right eye of the dog we chose the manual extracapsular cataract extraction surgical procedure. Short follow-up surgery, dog became visual animal, but irreversible complications occurred, so, after 3 months’ time, for the left eye of the dog we proceed with the phacoemulsification method of cataract extraction with the implantation of an intraocular artificial lens. Both eyes surgical methods had good post operatory results, but long-term for the second method results were superior.

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