A Clinical Case from the Archives : 04/03/2006

What species are we looking at here and what condition? What treatment would you suggest?

This is a cat with a prolapsed nictitans gland, a so-called cherry eye. While not unheard-of (see Chahory et al Three cases of prolapse of the nictitans gland in cats. Vet Ophthalmol. 2004;7:417-9 and three other papers suggesting a breed predisposition of the Burmese) the condition is seen much more commonly in the dog. As in that species, replacement, here using the mucosal pocket technique is advisable.

 

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