Document Type: Clinical Report

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of clinical science, Veterinary Medicine faculty, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

3 Gratuated of veterinary medicine, Veterinary Medicine faculty, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Case  Description- A  3-month-old female intact Boxer dog was presented to the  Veterinary Hospital of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman with a complaint epiphora,  photophobia and corneal opacity of both eyes. 
Clinical Findings- Ophthalmic examination revealed mild blepharospasm and mucoid discharge of both eyes, with severe bilateral chemosis and conjunctival hyperemia. Severe corneal edema and a white haze to the corneal stroma in the affected area were also observed.
Treatment and Outcome- The  dog  was  admitted  to  the  hospital  for  14  days  for  intensive  topical  treatment  including  atropine  eye  drop, acetylcysteine  eye drop, tetracycline eye ointment, ciprofloxacin  eye  drop, diclofenac eye drop and topical autologous therapy, Three weeks after the injury, the epitheliums were covering entire of the corneal surface and the corneas were fluorescein negative.
Clinical Relevance- Chemical injuries of the eye rarely occur in the animals based on the scarcity of publications on the subject in the veterinary literature. In the present case, chemical eye burns due to accidental exposure to the povidone-iodine occurred during an elective surgery.

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