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Enucleation: transpalpebral

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Introduction

  • Enucleation (surgical removal of the globe) is required for a globe with a painful condition such as uncontrolled uveitis Eye: uveitis, panophthalmitis Panophthalmitis: due to Pasteurella infectionor glaucoma Eye: glaucoma, corneal rupture due to injury or disease, or to gain access to a retrobulbar abscess Eye: retrobulbar abscess.
  • Occasionally enucleation is required to treat ocular or adnexal neoplasia.

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Uses

Advantages

  • Removes a painful eye, improving the welfare and health of the rabbit, and usually allowing for discontinuation of medication.
  • Allows access to and drainage of retrobulbar abscess.

Disadvantages

  • Loss of sight.
  • Orbital abscessation might recur despite better access to the area.
  • General anesthesia involves a risk.
  • More tissue is removed than with the transconjunctival method, and the post-operative appearance after the transconjunctival method is slightly better cosmetically.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Moore B A, Robertson J, Tarbert E K et al (2020) A novel surgical technique for enucleation in rabbits to reduce the risks of intra and post-operative orbital haemorrhage. Vet Ophthal 23 (2), 409-413 PubMed.
  • Myrna K E, Bentley E & Smith L J (2010) Effectiveness of injection of local anesthetic into the retrobulbar space for postoperative analgesia following eye enucleation in dogs. JAVMA 237 (2), 174-177 PubMed.
  • Capello V (2008) Clinical technique: treatment of periapical infections in pet rabbits and rodents. J Exotic Pet Med 17 (2), 124-131 ResearchGate.
  • Holmberg B J (2007) Enucleation of exotic pets. J Exotic Pet Med 16 (2), 88-94 VetMedResource.
  • Williams D (2007) Rabbit and rodent ophthalmology. Europ J Comp Animal Pract 17 (3), 242-252 MediRabbit (pdf download).

Other sources of information

  • Fehr M (2013) Eye and Eyelid Surgery. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging. Eds: Harcourt-Brown F & Chitty J. BSAVA, UK. pp 233-253.
  • Williams D (2012) Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets. Wiley-Blackwell, UK.

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