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Smear sampling: eye

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Introduction

  • Obtain samples of exfoliated cells for cytopathological and microbiological studies, from the external surface of an eye.

Uses

  • Investigation of severe, chronic and non-responsive external ocular conditions.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Tsubota K, Kajiwara K, Ugajin S et al (1990) Conjunctival brush cytology. Acta Cytol 34 (2), 233-235 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • 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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