T. -P. I. L. W. Blocker

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The objective of this retrospective study was to describe signalment, clinical presentation, surgical treatment, outcome, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of periocular peripheral nerve sheath tumor in a series of cats. Six cats with a histologic diagnosis of peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the eyelid and/or conjunctiva were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is an association between evisceration with intraocular prosthesis placement via a dorsal scleral approach and decreased corneal sensitivity or aqueous tear production in dogs. DESIGN Prospective study. PROCEDURE Twenty-one dogs scheduled to undergo unilateral evisceration with intraocular prosthesis, and with a(More)
An adult female neutered crossbred dog was referred in respiratory distress. Thoracic radiographs revealed tracheal narrowing with a soft tissue opacity dorsal to the trachea, near the thoracic inlet, and a patchy interstitial pulmonary infiltrate. The tracheal narrowing was thought to be due to a combination of intraluminal haemorrhage and mediastinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and risk factors associated with development of postoperative glaucoma in the Labrador Retriever following routine phacoemulsification. METHODS Medical records from Labradors and a randomly selected population of non-Labradors were retrospectively evaluated. Signalment, diabetic status, cataract stage, gonioscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe signalment, ophthalmic abnormalities, and response to treatment in cats with glaucoma. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS Eighty-two cats with 93 glaucomatous eyes. CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION: Medical records of all cats with glaucoma presented to the ophthalmology services at two referral specialty hospitals between 1995 and 1999(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the degree and duration of corneal anesthesia of a novel viscous ophthalmic lidocaine hydrochloride preparation vs. two commonly used ophthalmic anesthetic preparations. METHODS Each subject was randomly selected to receive 2 of 4 treatments at 2 different time periods separated by a 1 week washout: 3.5% lidocaine hydrochloride gel(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare sensitivity of the central and peripheral cornea of brachycephalic and Domestic Short-haired (DSH) cats. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS Fifty DSH, thirteen Persian, and seven Himalayan cats. CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION: Healthy DSH, Persian, or Himalayan cats older than 6 months, with a normal ophthalmic examination and Sno-strip(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe signalment, clinical presentation, treatment, recurrence rate, and outcome of canine conjunctival mast cell tumors (MCTs). DESIGN Retrospective study. PROCEDURES Canine cases were selected from the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin, Eye Path Lab of the UK, and California Eye Care for Animals. Thirty-two canine(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the central corneal thickness (CCT) of normal koi fish by ultrasonic pachymetry, and its relationship to age, sex, body length and corneal diameter. METHODS Age, sex and body length of 33 koi fish (17 male and 16 female fish) were recorded. Horizontal and vertical corneal diameters of each eye were obtained using Jameson calipers.(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical, diagnostic, and histopathologic findings in dogs with canine ocular gliovascular syndrome (COGS). PROCEDURES The archives at the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) were used to identify eyes with COGS. Histopathological inclusion criteria included: a neovascular membrane extending from the(More)