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Acute bullous keratopathy in a domestic shorthair cat

Kimberly Pattullo, University of Saskatchewan

A 14-year-old male neutered cat was presented with right blepharospasm and epiphora.

Examination revealed a right paracentral corneal ulcer and the flattened anterior chamber had a wrinkled appearance. On the left eye there was a paracentral oedematous bulla.

The diagnosis was of acute bullous keratopathy and uveitis, and this was successfully treated with surgical keratectomies and bilateral conjunctival pedicle grafts. The results of neuro-ophthalmic examinations were normal four months postoperatively.

Canadian Veterinary Journal 49 (2):187-189.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine.