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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Case Report

Year: 2011

Authors: Benz, P; Walde, I; Gumpenberger, M; Nell, B

Title: Macrophakia in three cats.

Source: Vet Ophthalmol. 2011; 14 Suppl 1:99-104

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Benz Petra
Gumpenberger Michaela
Nell Barbara
Walde Ingo

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Small Animal Surgery

This report describes three cases of bilateral macrophakia in 3-, 5-, and 9-year-old cats, respectively. All cats were presented because of visual deficits. Ophthalmic examination revealed macrophakia (the vitreous was replaced by the lens) and retinal changes (tapetal hyper-reflectivity, attenuation of retinal vessels, and retinal folds) in all cats. In addition, bilateral subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse in one cat and microphthalmos in another cat were present. To confirm the ophthalmologic diagnosis of macrophakia, gross pathology examination in one cat and ultrasound examination in another cat were performed.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cat Diseases/diagnosis*
Cat Diseases/pathology
Eye Diseases/diagnosis
Eye Diseases/pathology
Eye Diseases/veterinary*
Fundus Oculi
Lens, Crystalline/abnormalities*
Lens, Crystalline/pathology

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