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Obvious Ophthalmology: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

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Vol 1 - Issue 2
Written by Dr David L Williams MA VetMD PhD CertVOphthal CertWEL FRCVS
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Obvious Ophthalmology: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Guide to Professional Conduct recommends that we should all undertake clinical audit, and so, ever keen to keep up with my professional body’s requirements, I performed a retrospective survey of the last thousand canine cases that I have examined. What were the most common ophthalmic problems referred to me, and what breeds of dog were affected by them?

Ninety-nine animals were affected by corneal ulcers and 93 dogs had defects in eyelid conformation, while 77 had lens opacities. But a total of 182 cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) came my way, so it is with “dry eye” that we will start this series of papers on common canine ocular problems.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Dr David L Williams MA VetMD PhD CertVOphthal CertWEL FRCVS