Monday, August 8, 2016

2906*****. Entropion surgery in an adopted 3-year-old Chow Chow & a Shih Tzu

Case 1.
HISTORY



2982. Searching for an entropion veterinary surgeon for a Chow Chow

Tuesday July 26, 2016

The 2-year-old Chow Chow was abandoned. He could barely open his eyelids to see and would bang into objects. Thick pus crusted his eyes. The couple who adopted him brought him to see around 6 vets. After consultation, the vets said they did not do entropion surgery.

"You phoned the vets by alphabetical order?" I asked. "Toa Payoh Vets would be at the bottom of the list."

"We googled entropion vets" the wife said. "We did consult an eye specialist but we need to wait for many weeks for our turn."

The 26-kg Chow Chow was particularly nervous and would not sit still for examination. Sedation with Domitor + Ketamine IM at 0.3 + 0.3 ml IM sedated him a bit and a blood sample was taken for health screening before the operation next week. The dog was given the first vaccination as I doubt he had been re-vaccinated since he was thrown out to the streets till adopted by this couple.   

Aug 8, 2016

Chow Chow could open his eyelids a bit after 10 days of antibiotics and is "more active" according to the happy couple.

"Why is there a red spot in his left eye?" the wife asked, after the entropion surgery. "It is a big corneal  growth of around 4 mm across, due to the past 3 years of irritation by inrolled eyelashes and was present before the surgery," I said. I got some images to prove it but these were not necessary. The dog's eyes were shut tight for the past 3 years as the upper and lower eyelids rolled into the cornea 180 degrees and the eye pain was excruciating.

Case 1.  TWO VIDEOS. An adopted 3-year-old Chow Chow has entropion.  Pre-operation examination.
A severe case of entropion in the Chow Chow. The dog has bacteria in the blood due to chronic eye infections. After 10-14 days of antibiotics, the dog can open his inward-rolling eyelids a bit more. However, this is temporary. A permanent solution is surgery to roll out the eyelids so that the dog has no eyelashes inwardly poking the cornea as in the present case of entropion.

Two pre-op videos








Post-op video one hour after surgery






UPDATE IN JULY 16, 2019
The owner is very satisfied with the outcome of the entropion surgery. I had not seen him as he goes to the vet clinic near his residence. However, he wanted a second opinion on the big swollen right hind knee of his Chow Chow who fell from the stairs. Hence I was able to find out the outcome of my entropion surgery 3 years ago and took the following image:


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DRAFTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AuCJIDJ62g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deNtDlQ3F_o

A 2.5-year-old adopted Chow Chow has severe entropion - physical examination and blood test show bacterial infections 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPBbTDB848


POST-OP SHOWS EXCELLENT OUTCOME
OF ENTROPION SURGERY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZnbIuBeo1s




Case 2.  VIDEO OF CHOW CHOW PUPPY WITH ENTROPION.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9_keIynvzY

Case 3. VIDEO. A CHOW CHOW HAS NO ENTROPION.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azkeiHatXGo

Case 4. Final Video.  A Chow Chow has fits, skin disease and entropion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1raKHDK9Bs

Case 5. A Chow Chow has ringworm infection, no entropion now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7_9Aas_KZA


Case 6. Entropion surgery in the Chinese Shar pei

http://www.bekindtopets.com/dogs/20100151Entropion_Shar_Pei_Pups_ToaPayohVets.htm








MORE IMAGES BEFORE SURGERY









VIDEOS - BEFORE SURGERY










POST OPERATION ON AUG 8, 2016
It was fortunate for the Chow Chow that the new owner got him in for surgery.











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Poster of Chow Chow at a retail shop in Tiong Bahru Plaza in Feb 2018




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A SHARPEI HAS ACQUIRED ENTROPION






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IMAGES FOR ENTROPION CHOW CHOW





















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Day2 surgery done




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