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Spontaneous chronic defects of the corneal epithelium in dogs
This problem is well-known in certain breeds, especially in brachycephalic dogs like pugs, boxers and so on. But any breed can be affected, this is one of the surprising results of this brandnew study. Which therapy is the best?

Spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs) in dogs are typically found in middle-aged dogs of all breeds.

These epithelial defects may be present for weeks to months, particularly if left untreated or if treated inappropriately.

Typical histopathological findings include loss of the corneal epithelial basement membrane and formation of a superficial, acellular, hyalinized zone in the stroma.

Together, these histological abnormalities lead to delayed wound healing and poor epithelial adhesion.

Epithelial debridement, anterior stromal puncture, grid keratotomy, and superficial keratectomy are the most common treatment options applied to the defects.

Procedures that address the stromal changes present generally have a higher success rate than epithelial debridement alone.


Source: Ellison Bentley (2005): Spontaneous Chronic Corneal Epithelial Defects in Dogs: A Review. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 41:158-165 (2005)




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Patient-specific facemask to facilitate brain biopsymembers
The objective of this pilot study was to describe the application and first preliminary data of a novel MRI and CT compatible patient-specific facemask for stereotactic brain biopsy of intracranial lesions in dogs. Five client-owned dogs presenting for neurological deficits consistent with forebrain disease were included in the study. All dogs had MRI findings consistent with an intracranial lesion. But biopsies in this region are not easy to obtain. Does an individual face mask help?

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