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Descemet's membrane detachment in horses; case series and literature review.
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PMID:  25180582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this article was to describe Descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) following phacoemulsification in five equine eyes and to review the human literature on this topic. In the last decade, there has been increased reporting of DMD in the human literature, in particular following cataract surgery. The natural history of DMD remains unknown and although various medical and surgical treatments have been advocated there is no recognized 'gold standard' treatment for DMD. This case series reports the diagnosis of DMD in four horses (5 eyes) in association with phacoemulsification surgery. The diagnosis of DMD in these patients was made intra-operatively, postoperatively or on subsequent histopathological examination. The surgical reports, photographic or video recordings, and ultrasound data were evaluated and possible factors associated with the pathophysiology of DMD are discussed. This is the first description of DMD in the veterinary literature, and the authors believe that DMD might hitherto have been overlooked in veterinary ophthalmology due to a lack of awareness of the condition. The possible causes, clinical signs, and treatment of DMD as described in the human literature are also reviewed.
Màrian Matas Riera; David Donaldson; Simon Lawrence Priestnall
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-5224     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100887377     Medline TA:  Vet Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
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