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.