Imperforate lacrimal punctum in dogs
Imperforate lacrimal punctum is a disease in dogs that is being represented at birth, is a nasolacrimal duct obstruction in the conjunctiva, causing epiphora, and there are rust-colored stains on the eye corner or face.
Imperforate lacrimal punctum was first recorded in 1867 by Zehender.
Imperforate lacrimal punctum in dogs cause by clogged tears, resulting in nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Imperforate lacrimal punctum inherit in some species. There will be epiphora all the time or rust-colored stains on the eye corner or face.
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
- Rust-colored stains on the eye corner or face
- Excessive blinking
- Rubbing eye
- Swelling eye
- Watery eye
Imperforate lacrimal punctum in dogs causes unusual epiphora, watery eyes, excessive blinking, rubbing the eyes excessive, which can cause ulcers or scratches, swollen eyes and rust-colored stains on the eye corner or face.
Treatment and Prevention
Imperforate lacrimal punctum in dogs can treat by surgery. But, Imperforate lacrimal punctum in dogs still no prevention method.
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