Uveodermatologic syndrome in an Akita
Nakita is a 6-year-old spayed female Akita who first presented to the ophthalmology service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals on June 20, 1998 for evaluation of acute bilateral "red eye" that was worse in the left eye than the right eye. At that time, it was also noted that the left globe was retracted and both third eyelids were elevated. Treatment consisting of topical ophthalmic neomycin-polymyxin b-dexamethasone ointment (NPD) was instituted. Just six days later, on June 26, 1998, Nakita presented to the ophthalmology service for evaluation of acute blindness. Upon re-examination, Nakita exhibited a positive palpebral reflex bilaterally but negative menace and pupillary light reflexes oculus uterque (O.U.). Fundic examination revealed bilateral retinal detachments. A diagnosis of actute blindness due to retinal detachments was made at this time. Treatment consisted of topical ophthalmic neomycin-polymyxin b-dexamethasone ointment in both eyes and the addition of systemic oral immunosuppressive doses of prednisolone.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 S65
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies