Saturday, January 16, 2016

2920. Saving an old Silkie Terrier's eyeball

Jan 17, 2016

After one month of intense eye pain and rubbing, the first vet advised enucleation (removal of the eyeball) to resolve the problem. This was a deep corneal ulcer. The owner asked me for a second opinion. He was an old client but had gone to the other vet.

It was already one month and the tarsorrhaphy works very well with injuries sustained within 24 hours. He was agreeable to the surgery. Outcome was excellent. The dog did not need enucleation and has his eyeball and eyesight back. Images are shown below but not in order. There is a video at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUEC5WmmJ-s












  

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