Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Cataract: complicated or secondary

Synonym(s): Lens opacity

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Incidence: the most common cause of acquired cataracts.
  • Cause: not inherited; associated with other ocular or systemic infections, diseases or problem and trauma.
  • Signs: a wide range of intra-ocular problems often present.
  • Diagnosis: a full and detailed ophthalmic examination is required to diagnose the lens abnormalities and associated intra-ocular problems.
  • Treatment: related to the primary problem; surgical removal of cataractous lens rarely advised.

Etiology

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Blunt Trauma

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Penetrating Trauma

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Inflammation of Anterior Uvea

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Krohne S G (1996)Equine ocular emergencies. Equine Pract18(2), 15-22.
  • Millichamp N J (1992)Ocular trauma. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3) ,521-536.
  • Schwink K L (1992)Equine Uveitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3), 557-574.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine ophthalmology.In Veterinary Ophthalmology.3rd Ed Gelatt K N (ed) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins pp1053-1117.
  • Lavach J D (1990)Large animal ophthalmology.The C V Mosby Co, St Louis, Missouri.


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