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Open Vet J. 2017; 7(2): 117-125

Tear Production and Intraocular Pressure in Canine Eyes with Corneal Ulceration

David Leonard Williams, Philippa Burg.

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This study aimed to evaluate changes in lacrimation and intraocular pressure (IOP) in dogs with unilateral corneal ulceration using the Schirmer tear test (STT) and rebound (TonoVet®) tonometry. Intraocular pressure and Schirmer tear test values were recorded in both ulcerated and non-ulcerated (control) eyes of 100 dogs diagnosed with unilateral corneal ulceration. Dogs presented with other ocular conditions as their primary complaint were excluded from this study. The mean ± standard deviation for STT values in the ulcerated and control eyes were 20.2±4.6mm/min and 16.7±3.5mm/min respectively. The mean ± standard deviation for IOP in the ulcerated and control eyes were 11.9±3.1 mmHg and 16.7±2.6 mmHg respectively. STT values were significantly higher (p

Key words: Corneal ulcer; Dog: Intraocular pressure; Tear production

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