Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Eyelid: laceration

Contributor(s): Paul Gerding

Introduction

  • Cause: traumatic injuries are common, ie fight with other animals.
  • Signs: laceration of eyelid, secondary bacterial infection.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs.
  • Treatment: reconstruction of the lid should be performed promptly.
  • Accurate repair of the lid margin is vital to reduce cicatrix formation leading to ectropion Ectropion , entropion Entropion , or trichiasis Trichiasis.
  • Prophylactic antibiotics are usually indicated.
  • Prognosis: good, if prompt, accurate repair.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Most trauma occurs as a result of fighting.

Timecourse

  • Attempt to repair in less than 4 hours post-injury if patient's general condition is stabilized.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Severin G A (1996)Veterinary Ophthamology Notes.3rd edn. Fort Collins Co.
  • Severin G A (1976)Veterinary Ophthamology Notes.2nd edn. Fort Collins Co.


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