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 Clinic in Okemos, MI. Due to the great irritation from the entropion, Dr. Schultz opted to perform surgery. Dr. Schultz used his VetScalpel CO2 laser by Aesculight at 15 watts SuperPulse to excise redundant tissue under the eye area causing the irritation. The surgery was quick and bloodless. At the 2-week follow-up, healing was noted to be “perfect.”
Entropion is a condition when an eyelid rolled inwardly contacts the cornea, causing epiphora and, in some cases, corneal damage. Inflamed eyelid, watering eyes, squinting, and rubbing the eye area are all common symptoms of entropion.
To learn more about how Aesculight lasers are used to treat entropion check out these case studies:
- “Correcting mild entropion with a CO2 laser” by William E. Schultz, DVM
- “CO2 laser entropion and stenotic nares correction in a shar pei” by By Christopher Winkler, DVM
- Entropion repair by Janine Sagris Dismukes, DVM
About Dr. Schultz
Dr. Schultz graduated from Michigan State University in 1973, went into private practice, and opened his companion animal practice in the fall of 1974. Dr. Schultz has been a board member on the Synbiotics Reproductive Advisory Panel, The Society for Theriogenology, and The Theriogenology Foundation with speaking engagements at veterinary conferences, veterinary associations, and national specialties because of special interest in canine reproduction with transcervical and surgical inseminations using fresh, chilled and frozen semen. Dr. Schultz was given the Dr. John Steiner Practice of Excellence Award by the Society of Theriogenology in 2014. Dr. Schultz also has a special interest in laser surgery having spoken at veterinary conferences and has published many related articles. Dr. Schultz has over 20 years of soft tissue laser experience using flexible fiber CO2 lasers and focused beam handpieces. Learn more about Dr. Schultz at schultzvetclinic.com