Churo, an 11-month-old Maine Coon cat’s eye was getting very irritated from a corneal ulcer caused by entropion. Churo was taken to William E. Schultz, DVM, at the Schultz Veterinary…
The suction nozzle should be as close as possible to the surgical site (per ANSI) and no further than 2 inches away (per CDC). In this video, you will see…
This case illustrates the advantages of the CO2 laser for ablation of eyelid tumors. In addition to avoiding damage to lid margins, operating time is less than five minutes.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Veterinary Special Issue of the Journal of the American Laser Study Club is now available for no charge, as a download for members (or…
In this case study, Dr. Winkler uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to remove two distichiae from an Old English sheepdog. The procedure is quick, precise, and often curative. It offers the patient immediate relief and with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and scarring.
In my practice, I’m often asked by clients if I might get multiple things done in a single procedure. In patients like Winston, who presented for neuter, the opportunity to prevent worsening of both brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) and a left third-eyelid gland prolapse should certainly be communicated and encouraged to the client.
This article shows a successful cherry eye procedure using a CO2 laser in a modified version of Morgan’s (1993) pocket technique that has a reported 95 percent success rate. This is one more adaptation of a surgical CO2 laser used in an accepted surgical technique that improves upon existing surgical standards to provide even better patient care.
CO2 Laser Treatment of Canine Distichiasis by Dr. Zdzisław Kiełbowicz and Dr. Joanna Paczuska Weterynaria Wrocław – Department and Clinic of Surgery An eight-month-old female American Staffordshire Terrier was referred Drs….
VetScalpel CO2 lasers are very versatile and will fit the needs of any multi-specialty veterinary practice. The laser comes with interchangeable handpieces that are custom tailored for specific veterinary specialties….
The CO2 laser provides the surgeon with the superior ability to control the fluence by easily changing spot sizes, power settings and to switch between continuous wave to SuperPulse modes; because of this the surgeon has excellent control to remove abnormal tissue and to avoid unnecessary damage to healthy adjacent structures. This laser benefit is especially prominent in delicate areas, such as eyelids.
In our clinic, the Aesculight CO2 laser is always utilized for the correction of urethral prolapse. Compared to scalpel surgery, the greatest benefit of using the laser for this procedure is the efficient hemostasis in this richly vascularized area. In addition, the lack of a tourniquet makes this surgery less traumatic to the penile tissue.
In this interview, Dr. Winkler offers his view of the numerous clinical benefits of laser surgery and shares his journey toward becoming a laser veterinarian.