Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Eyelid: laceration

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, James Oliver

Introduction

  • Cause: traumatic injuries are common.
  • Signs: traumatic injury to eyelid.
  • Diagnosis: 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 , entropion or trichiasis Trichiasis and preventing formation of a 'step' in the eyelid margin leading to keratitis.
  • Prophylactic antibiotics are usually indicated  Therapeutics: eye.
  • Extensive trauma leading to loss of significant lid margin may lead to exposure/trichiasis problems and in these cases blepharoplasty techniques may be required.
  • Prognosis: good if prompt, accurate repair.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Milgram J, Weiser M, Kelmer E et al (2011) Axial pattern flap based on a cutaneous branch of the facial artery in cats. Vet Surg 40 (3), 347-351 PubMed.
  • Hunt G B (2006) Use of the lip-to-lid flap replacement of the lower eyelid in five cats. Vet Surg 35 (3), 284-286 PubMed.
  • van der Woerdt A (2004) Adnexal surgery in dogs and cats. Vet Ophthalmol (5), 284-290 PubMed.
  • Lackner P A (2001) Techniques for surgical correction of adnexal disease. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 16 (1), 40-50 PubMed.
  • Glaze M B (1997) Ophthalmic disease and its management. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 27 (6), 1505-1522 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Gelatt K N (2007) Veterinary Ophthalmology. 4th edn. Blackwell Publishing, Iowa.
  • Petersen-Jones S & Crispin S (2002) BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology. 2nd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 54 4


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