Amy J Rankin

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An 8 wk old Scottish terrier was evaluated for a 2×2 cm mass located directly adjacent to the lateral canthus of the right eye. Examination revealed a well-developed Cuterebra larva at the lateral aspect of the orbital cavity, anchored at the lateral canthus. The larva was manually removed under general anesthesia, and the eyelid margin was repaired.(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure ocular effects (blood-aqueous barrier breakdown and intraocular pressure [IOP]) following aqueocentesis performed with needles of various sizes in dogs. ANIMALS 28 healthy adult dogs. PROCEDURES 24 dogs underwent unilateral aqueocentesis (24 treated eyes and 24 contra-lateral untreated eyes); 25-, 27-, or 30-gauge needles were used(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether aqueous humor flare, measured by use of laser flaremetry, was proportional to aqueous humor protein concentration and to use laser flaremetry to evaluate disruption of the blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) in cats. ANIMALS 30 healthy adult cats. PROCEDURE Laser flaremetry values for all eyes were compared with aqueous humor(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare inhibitory effects of topically applied 1% prednisolone acetate suspension, 0.03% flurbiprofen solution, 0.1% dexamethasone suspension, and 0.1% diclofenac solution on paracentesis-induced blood-aqueous barrier breakdown in cats. ANIMALS 9 healthy cats. PROCEDURES Paracentesis of the anterior chamber was performed in both eyes of(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the coronary vasoconstrictive effects of high doses of eletriptan compared with a standard dose of sumatriptan. Patients with no clinically significant coronary artery disease were randomized to receive high-dose intravenous eletriptan (n = 24) vs a standard dose of sumatriptan (n = 18; 6 mg subcutaneously) vs placebo(More)
Canine glaucoma encompasses a diverse group of diseases associated with an increase in intraocular pressure that results in retinal ganglion cell death and eventual blindness. Dogs may have congenital, primary, or secondary glaucoma. The diagnosis is made by recognizing clinical signs, interpreting ophthalmic examination findings, and determining(More)
CASE DESCRIPTION A 9-year-old castrated male Bichon Frise was evaluated because of a 3-week history of a nonhealing corneal ulcer and corneal pigmentation of the left eye. CLINICAL FINDINGS Ophthalmic examination of the left eye revealed conjunctival hyperemia, corneal neovascularization, corneal edema, corneal ulceration, and central corneal(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify conjunctival bacterial flora in healthy adult and newborn kid goats in the Midwestern United States and to compare vaginal and ocular surface flora in dam-kid pairs. ANIMALS STUDIED Thirty mixed-breed (crosses between Boer, Kiko, and Syfan Spanish) goats, 20 adult does and 10 newborn kids. PROCEDURES One eye of 15 adult goats (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate long-term outcomes and owner-perceived quality of life associated with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS) in dogs. DESIGN Survey study. ANIMALS 100 dogs with SARDS examined at 5 academic veterinary institutions from 2005 to 2010. PROCEDURES The diagnosis was based on documented acute vision loss, normal(More)
Seventeen adult captive American flamingos ( Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) (34 eyes) underwent a complete ocular examination, including assessment of menace response, pupillary light reflexes, dazzle reflex, palpebral and corneal reflexes, fluorescein staining, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and direct ophthalmoscopy. Birds were randomly assigned to one of 2 groups(More)