L J Laratta

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Idiopathic panuveitis with retinal detachment was associated with facial poliosis, vitiligo, and alopecia in 6 dogs; 4 were adult males. Dermatohistologic examination of affected facial sites from all dogs revealed a lichenoid dermatitis and unusual histiocytic cells. Intensive topical and systemic corticosteroid and topical mydriatic/cycloplegic therapy(More)
Microphthalmia, congenital cataracts, posterior lenticonus, and retinal dysplasia were observed in members of 3 litters of Akita puppies thought to be related to a common male ancestor. The electroretinograms of 3 clinically affected puppies were normal. Histological examination of 6 microphthalmic animals revealed nuclear and cortical cataract with(More)
Five horses with severe nonulcerative keratouveitis had corneal lesions characterized by a pink stromal infiltrate that initially appeared in the stroma near the limbus. Unremitting iridocyclitis also was evident. In 3 horses, microscopic lesions consisted of marked corneal stromal fibrosis, with mild to severe inflammatory cellular infiltration.(More)
Visual-evoked potentials (VEP) and electroretinograms (ERG) were recorded from 10 normal light-adapted adult dogs, using a 3 x 5 matrix of light-emitting diodes as a stimulator. Visual-evoked potentials were recorded from 4 scalp electrodes overlying cortical areas, whereas electroretinographic activity was recorded by 2 scalp electrodes placed near the eye(More)
The function of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in the mammalian eye remains unclear, although alterations in the concentrations of various pathway components can influence intraocular pressure and the electroretinogram. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) has been localized to ocular tissues and fluids. Aqueous humor and serum values of ACE(More)
Four unrelated cockatiels had various degrees of maldevelopment of the eyelids. Only 1 eye of the 8 was normal. The condition had features compatible with ankyloblepharon or cryptophthalmos. Attempts were made to surgically establish an artificial palpebral fissure. Despite extensive surgical intervention and postoperative topical administration of(More)
A study was performed to identify prostacyclin (PGI2) in equine aqueous humor, demonstrate an increase in PGI2 following anterior chamber paracentesis, and determine the effects of subconjunctival injection of flunixin meglumine on PGI2 accumulation. Twenty ponies were found to be normal upon ocular examination and were placed under general anesthesia.(More)
Visual-evoked potentials (VEP) were studied in 8 healthy adult cats anesthetized with xylazine HCl and ketamine HCl. Monocular visual stimulation was accomplished by a 3 x 5 matrix of light-emitting diodes. Subcutaneous needle electrodes placed in the scalp at various locations and a contact lens electrode on the cornea were used to record cortical and(More)
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