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OPHTHAlMOLOGY With regards to the actual surgery, an enucleation is generally speaking, the best approach, however there are instances when an exenteration may be needed such as when there is extensive conjunctival or peri- orbital neoplasia. So in conclusion, in instances where a consult or sur- gery is delayed, an E-collar and topical lubricants such as Admyrin or Optive can be extremely handy in cases to stop the animal from self trauma. Also remember to remind owners to begin to starve the patient if a sur- gical intervention may be imminent in the near future. These cases can be tricky to manage, especially the owners expectations. A poor to guarded prognosis should rather be given. Discuss with the client from the start issues such as time frames, secondary com- plications and the possible dreaded event of enucle- ation. Explain that to keep a non-visual, painful eye for aesthetic reasons is unfair to the the animal. Sadly, sometimes things are just left too late. This was a cat with severe SCC that had de- stroyed the globe, ocular adnexa and most probably had metastasized to the underly- ing bone. Such a case would be extreme- ly difficult as there isn’t enough free skin to close such a large wound after surgical re- moval of the lesion. Prognosis here … hopeless! References: 1. Gelatt, K.N. (ed.), 2007, Veterinary Oph- thalmology 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa Webinar 17 0h00 2 @12/ Please Note: We are running TWO sessions on the same day - please choose the time which best suits you. Only 50 delegates per session. DATE: 17 August TIME: Session 1: 12:00 st Augu Session 2: 20:00 COST: Absolutely Free - compliments of Virbac RSVP: Book your spot - http://vetlink.co.za/webinars/ More information will be made availalbe at www. vet360.vetlink.co.za and by email. To be added to our email list please send your email to admin@vetlink. co.za SPEAKER: Prof Andy Hillier Dr. Andrew (“Andy”) Hillier is originally from South Africa where he graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, (Onderstepoort) in 1982. After 2 years military service, he was in small animal primary care practice for 8 years in South Af- rica (Cape Town) and Australia (Perth). Dr. Hillier completed a residency in veterinary der- matology at the University of Florida from 1992-1994 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1994. Thereafter he established his own dermatology referral practice in Australia before heading back to the US in 1996 where he was on faculty at The Ohio State University for 17 years, becoming a Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology + Otology Service. He left Ohio State in May 2013 to join Zoetis as a Senior Veterinary Specialist. Dr. Hillier has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, edited and written books and book chapters, and lectured extensively both in the US and internationally. His primary areas of interest are staphylococcal pyoderma, antimicrobial drugs, atopic dermatitis, otitis and demodicosis. Sponsored by: Shaping the future of animal health UPCOMING WEBINARS: October 2017 - Dr Rick Last Issue 03 | JUNE 2017 | 31