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Vet Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep;19(5):432-8. doi: 10.1111/vop.12313. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Keratomycosis in five dogs.

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1
All Animal Eye Services, 5 Andrew St Mount Waverley, 3149, Vic, Australia. jnevile@allanimaleyes.com.
2
All Animal Eye Services, 5 Andrew St Mount Waverley, 3149, Vic, Australia.

Abstract

Five cases of canine keratomycosis were diagnosed and treated at a private Veterinary Ophthalmology Practice in Melbourne, Australia. Clinical presentations varied between dogs. Predisposing factors were identified in 4 of 5 cases. Diagnostic modalities utilized were corneal cytology and fungal culture. Corneal cytology confirmed the presence of fungal organisms in all five cases. Aspergillus, Scedosporium, and Candida were cultured from three cases, respectively. Specific antifungal treatment included 1% voriconazole solution or 1% itraconazole ointment. Keratectomy and conjunctival grafting surgery was performed in two patients. Resolution of infection and preservation of vision were achieved in 4 of 5 patients.

KEYWORDS:

canine; cornea; eye; keratomycosis; mycotic keratitis; voriconazole

PMID:
26400769
DOI:
10.1111/vop.12313
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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