Bilateral Entropion and Sequestrum in an Older Cat
This 13-year old DSH cat presented with sore eyes due to bilateral entropion, trichiasis and secondary ulceration and sequestrum formation in both eyes
Note the pigment in the cornea and the entropion causing chronic epiphora (wetting) on both upper and lower eyelids.
Both eyes had a superficial keratectomy done to remove the sequestrum and a corneoconjunctival transposition graft sutured into the deficit using 9/0 PGA sutures as well as entropion surgery to correct the underlying cause.
The left eye a month after surgery. The sutures have not resorbed fully yet, but the graft is fully settled, clearing and both eyes were comfortable.
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