Monday, October 24, 2011

704. Follow up on ptergium, glaucoma and enucleation of eye dog

Yesterday, Oct 24, 2011, I phoned the lady owner to enquire about her dog after eye enucleation. She was very happy as the dog was normal.

"Any bleeding from the eye?" I asked as there was some swelling of the stitched eye socket 3 hours after removal of the eyeball. In this case, I had stitched the conjunctival (upper and lower) tissues with 2/0 absorbable. Then I stitched the eyelid margins (as shown in the picture) with 3/0 nylon. So, there were two layers to prevent bleeding out of the eye.

"Some bleeding on the first day, but nothing serious. My dog is eating. I will see you 14 days later to remove the stitches."

Post-operation bleeding is one complication in any surgery. The dog had antibiotics and painkillers (tolfedine) and has no problem as evident by her normal behaviour and good appetite.

Toa Payoh Vets webpage

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