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Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part A (2023)

Surgical management of traumatic proptosis in pet animals

Author(s): A Vijay, Thangamani A, Chandrasekar M, Sureshkumar R and Ranjithkumr M
Abstract:
The present study was recorded traumatic proptosis in dogs (n=6) and cats (n=4) which were presented to the Emergency and Critical Care Unit of Madras Veterinary College. Dogs and cats displaced eye balls over a period of three months by various reasons like dog bite, blunt trauma to the head by road traffic accidents and other modes of trauma. On closed ophthalmic examination the condition was diagnosed as traumatic proptosis and decision was taken whether temporary tarsorrhaphy or extirpation has to be performed based on extend of damage to globe and extra ocular tissue. Extirpation of eye ball was performed in seven animals, whereas temporary tarsorraphy was performed in three animals which had vision following globe replacement. In conclusion, pet which had proptosis regaining of vision was higher if the injuries to globe and surrounding structure minimal and replacement was performed immediately.
Pages: 41-43  |  96 Views  13 Downloads


International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
A Vijay, Thangamani A, Chandrasekar M, Sureshkumar R, Ranjithkumr M. Surgical management of traumatic proptosis in pet animals. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(6):41-43.
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