Surgical Correction of Ocular Dermoids in Dogs: 22 Cases


Erdikmen D. O. , Aydin D., Saroglu M., Guzel O., Hasimbegovic H., Ekici A., ...More

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.19, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2012.7618
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI

Abstract

In this study, the treatment results of cases brought to the Istanbul University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery with a complaint of ocular discharge and diagnosed with ocular dermoids accompanying chronic epiphora, blepharospasm, keratitis, have been evaluated. The study includes 26 eyes with ocular dermoids, belonging to 22 dogs of different breed, sex and age. Due to the type and the localization of the dermoids surgical excision and superficial keratectomy of dermoids was carried out followed by pedicle conjunctival flap and/or tarsorrhaphy and medical treatment. The localization and treatment procedures for ocular dermoids and the need for further studies to determine the prevalence, species and breed distribution, as well as good clinical outcome, have been discussed.