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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 3592-3598
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.415


Evaluation of Superficial Keratectomy for the Management of Pigmentary Keratitis in Pug Dogs
Beenish Qureshi*, Sk. Mahajan, N. Umeshwori Devi,Jitender Mohindroo and Devendra Pathak
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of superficial keratectomy for management of pigmentary keratitis in 8 healthy pugs that were presented with ophthalmological complaints specific to cornea. After a detailed ophthalmic examination, eight dogs with confirmed pigmentary keratitis were included in our study. All dogs showed progressive corneal pigmentation despite long term topical anti-inflammatory treatment with artificial tears and cyclosporine 2% BID, so surgery was planned. Animals were pre-medicated intramuscularly with combination of Atropine (0.04mg/kg), Acepromazine maleate (0.02mg/kg) and Butorphanol (0.2mg/kg) body weight. Propofol (4mg/kg body weight) was used for induction and anaesthesia was maintained with 1 to 2% Isoflurane. Surgically a layer of diseased cornea was removed with Beaver blade No.6400 and area was treated as a sterile corneal ulcer. Post-operatively complications included hyperemia, neovascularization, oedema, fibrosis and re-pigmentation. However recurrence of pigmentation was the major complication seen which limits the successful outcome of keratectomy.


Keywords: Eye, Cornea, Keratectomy, Pigmentary keratitis, Pug
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Beenish Qureshi, Sk. Mahajan, N. Umeshwori Devi, Jitender Mohindroo and Devendra Pathak 2020. Evaluation of Superficial Keratectomy for the Management of Pigmentary Keratitis in Pug Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 3592-3598. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.415