oa African Zoology - Surgical treatment of necrotic panophthalmitis in snakes

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The tendency of trauma to the eye, especially in the cases of infected perforating wounds or of parasitic infections, to involve all structures of the eye. is outlined and the need for surgical treatment is discussed. Difficulties and problems in operative procedures arising from the varied manifestations of panophthalmitis, particularly with regard to anaesthesia, immobilization. excision and resection of tissues, drainage and postoperative dressings, and the methods of overcoming them, are descriptionbed on the basis of nineteen surgical cases.

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