Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Tratamento medicamentoso de ulceração corneana e abscesso estromal em equinos

Carlini Cunha dos Santos, FernandaCorrea Santos, AliceAlves Schmith, RúbiaEduardo Wayne Nogueira, Carlosda Rosa Curcio, Bruna

Background: The equine eyelids and cilia protect the eye and promote normal ocular physiological function. Disorders in these structures may result in corneal alterations such as ulcers and stromal abscess. An abscess is a focal mixture of cellular debris, necrotic tissue, leucocytes and possibly infectious agents that initially create a lesion surrounded by a zone of reactive infl ammation. Ulcers and corneal stromal abscess cause severe ocular pain and loss of vision quality in horses. Medical and surgical treatments for stromal abscess have been developed and have evolved over many years. The aim of this work is to report a case of stromal abscess in a horse, after a corneal ulcer related to eyelid defi ciency, focusing on therapeutic methods.Case: A 10-year-old crossbreed mare was referred to the Veterinary Clinics Hospital (HCV) of UFPel with an ophthalmic disorder. The mare had an eyelid lesion 2 years before, and since this event she had had recurrent episodes of ophthalmologic disorders. On attendance at the HCV, the mare had photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctival hyperemia, neovascularization, myosis, uveitis, intense ocular pain, eyelid defi ciency and a corneal ulcer about 2 cm long x 2 cm wide in the right eye. Surgical correction of eyelid and corneal disorder was recommended, but not authorized by the owner. Treatment was based on cleaning with physiological sol

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