Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Skin: color dilution

Synonym(s): Hypopigmentation, Albinism

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe, David Senter

Introduction

  • Incidence: common in lightly or variably pigmented horses.
  • Signs: part or all of the eyelid(s) may be devoid of pigment.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs.
  • Treatment: symptomatic therapy or protective management.
  • Prognosis: guarded - predisposes to environmental irritation.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Part or all of eyelid(s) may be devoid of pigment leading to increased sensitization to environmental irritants such as dryness, wind, sunlight.
  • Eventually leads to solar blepharodermatitis and may predispose to squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid   Eye: squamous cell carcinoma  .

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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