Retrospective study of the prevalence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in diabetic and nondiabetic dogs after phacoemulsification
Fonte: Anne J. Gemensky-Metzler, Jennifer E. Sheahan, Paivi J. Rajala-Schultz, David A. Wilkie and Jay Harrington
Diabetogenic cataract in a 12 year-old Pinscher. Picture by Dr. JAK.
Objective To evaluate the prevalence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in diabetic and nondiabetic dogs following phacoemulsification. Procedures Medical records were reviewed for signalment, body weight, diabetes status, and STT at the preoperative and all postoperative examinations. A clinical diagnosis of KCS was defined as a STT 22 mm/min. Conclusion The greatest risk for KCS for all dogs is during the first 2 weeks postoperatively. Populations at greatest risk for postoperative KCS are small dogs, small diabetic dogs, and large dogs with preoperative STT ≤22.