Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eyelid: resection

Contributor(s): Paul E Miller, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Small lesions of the eyelids may be removed by partial, or more usually, full thickness wedge resection of the lid followed by careful repair.
  • The potential for this in the horse is less than other species - most noticeably the dog - because of limitations on the amount of redundant lid present.
  • The technique can be adapted to the treatment of ectropion   Eyelid: ectropion  in the horse.

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple to perform.

Disadvantages

  • General anesthesia   Anesthesia: general - overview  usually required.
  • Limited amount can be removed.
  • Not effective in ectropion due to scarring.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Varies with indication for the procedure.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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