Entropion e Trichiasi nella specie canina
Sezione di Clinica Chirurgica e Medicina d’Urgenza, Dipartimento di Salute Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Parma.
Trichiasis is the presence of normally located but abnormally directed hairs that irritate the globe, conjunctiva, or both. The chronic corneal irritation results in extra lacrimation, blefarospasm, and mucopurulent conjunctival discharge. Trichiasis is usually corrected surgically. Trichiasis occurs mainly in nasal folds, upper eyelid (usually dorsolaterally) and in combination with entropion in the same area. Trichiasis occurs in several dog breeds as a hereditary, most likely polygenic entity and is a desired characteristic in some breeds standard.
dog, entropion, eyelid, trichiasis, surgery