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Cataract: complicated or secondary

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Synonym(s): Lens opacity


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

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Krohne S G (1996) Equine ocular emergencies. Equine Pract 18 (2), 15-22.
  • Millichamp N J (1992) Ocular trauma. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract (3), 521-536.
  • Schwink K L (1992) Equine Uveitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract (3), 557-574.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999) Equine ophthalmology. In: Veterinary Ophthalmology. 3rd edn. Ed: Gelatt K N. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. pp 1053-1117.
  • Lavach J D (1990) Large animal ophthalmology. The C V Mosby Co, USA.

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