Dr. Dismukes tells her story of becoming a laser veterinarian, the advantages of Aesculight CO2 laser surgery, and she provides five clinical case examples.
While cutting, the laser creates hemostasis; the absence of bleeding ensures excellent visibility and enables the surgeon to remove the meibomian adenoma quickly, with high precision and great cosmetic outcome.
Cherokee, a 2-year-old male Irish setter presented for intermediate congenital entropion of the left bottom lid. It was decided to surgically correct the entropion with the Aesculight CO2 laser.
In most dermatologic surgical procedures using CO2 lasers, no sutures are required and no post-operative care is needed. The pet does not bother the lesions because the nerve endings are sealed by the CO2 laser, and thus little to no pain is present after the surgery.