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Ophthalmology

cat eye lid tumors co2 laser surgery

Treatment of eyelid tumors with a CO2 laser

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP | December 2019

This case illustrates the advantages of the CO2 laser for ablation of eyelid tumors. In addition to avoiding damage to lid margins, operating time is less than five minutes.

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laser distichia dog surgery

There’s something in his eye: CO2 surgical lasers for distichia

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | September 2019

In this case study, Dr. Winkler uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to remove two distichiae from an Old English sheepdog. The procedure is quick, precise, and often curative. It offers the patient immediate relief and with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and scarring.

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All in a day’s work: CO2 surgical lasers for multiple procedures

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | June 2019

In my practice, I’m often asked by clients if I might get multiple things done in a single procedure. In patients like Winston, who presented for neuter, the opportunity to prevent worsening of both brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) and a left third-eyelid gland prolapse should certainly be communicated and encouraged to the client.

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Dog Cherry Eye

Surgical CO2 laser corrects a common canine eye condition

By Noel Berger DVM, MS, DABLS | May 2018

This article shows a successful cherry eye procedure using a CO2 laser in a modified version of Morgan’s (1993) pocket technique that has a reported 95 percent success rate. This is one more adaptation of a surgical CO2 laser used in an accepted surgical technique that improves upon existing surgical standards to provide even better patient care.

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Removal of benign soft tissue tumors in the dog utilizing a flexible fiber CO2 laser

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | December 2017

The CO2 laser provides the surgeon with the superior ability to control the fluence by easily changing spot sizes, power settings and to switch between continuous wave to SuperPulse modes; because of this the surgeon has excellent control to remove abnormal tissue and to avoid unnecessary damage to healthy adjacent structures. This laser benefit is especially prominent in delicate areas, such as eyelids.

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english bulldog urethral prolapse

CO2 laser correction of urethral prolapse

By William E. Schultz, DVM | July 2017

In our clinic, the Aesculight CO2 laser is always utilized for the correction of urethral prolapse. Compared to scalpel surgery, the greatest benefit of using the laser for this procedure is the efficient hemostasis in this richly vascularized area. In addition, the lack of a tourniquet makes this surgery less traumatic to the penile tissue.

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