The medical records of 23 dogs that underwent medial canthoplasty for treatment of epiphora were reviewed. The most prevalent breed encountered was the shih tzu. Other affected breeds included the Pekingese, Maltese, toy poodle, and pug. All dogs had epiphora associated with medial canthal trichiasis and/or entropion. Other ocular abnormalities included conjunctivitis, keratitis, pigmentary keratitis, corneal ulceration, globe prolapse, and nasal fold trichiasis. After medial canthoplasty, the epiphora resolved in all dogs.
Medial Canthoplasty for Epiphora in Dogs: A Retrospective Study of 23 Cases
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Na Young Yi, Shin Ae Park, Man Bok Jeong, Min Su Kim, Ji Hey Lim, Tchi Chou Nam, Kangmoon Seo; Medial Canthoplasty for Epiphora in Dogs: A Retrospective Study of 23 Cases. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 November 2006; 42 (6): 435–439. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0420435
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