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Eye: corneal opacity

Contributor(s): Keith Barnett, Dennis E Brooks, David Williams

Introduction

  • Cause: some form of damage to cornea.
  • Signs: opacity of front of eye, reduced vision.
  • Diagnosis: slit lamp biomicroscopy.
  • Treatment: symptomatic and treat underlying cause.
  • Prognosis: depends on cause - good to hopeless.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • Damage to corneal epithelium.
  • Damage to corneal endothelium   →   disruption of corneal stroma.

Timecourse

  • Varies.

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.
  • Dice P F 2nd (1980) Primary corneal disease in the dog and cat. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 10 (2), 339-356 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Barnett K C & Crispin S M (1998) Feline Ophthalmology - an atlas and text. W B Saunders & Co Ltd.
  • 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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