Canine amniotic membrane grafting for ocular surface reconstruction after dermoid excision in a SHIH TZU puppy
Sindhu G Nair, Ramani C, Mohamed Shafiuzama, Ramesh S and Sabiha Hayath Basha
A four month old female Shih Tzu puppy was presented with an abnormal tissue growth inside the left eye, noticed for two months. General clinical examination and detailed ophthalmic examination did not reveal any visual deficit or anatomical abnormalities other than the aberrant cutaneous tissue growth in left eye, ensuing profuse lacrimation. The condition was diagnosed as corneo-conjunctival dermoid. Under general anaesthesia, surgical excision of the dermoid tissue was performed using a corneal crescent knife, which resulted in a corneal defect involving the stromal layer. Fresh canine amniotic membrane was used in inlay pattern to support the healing process. Complete corneal epithelialization and graft absorption was noticed by 15th post-operative day. There were no scar formations or corneal opacity noticed at the site of primary lesion.
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Sindhu G Nair, Ramani C, Mohamed Shafiuzama, Ramesh S and Sabiha Hayath Basha. Canine amniotic membrane grafting for ocular surface reconstruction after dermoid excision in a SHIH TZU puppy. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(9S): 76-78.