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Image Gallery: Hypopyon in Dogs

DJ Haeussler, Jr, DVM, MS, DACVO, The Animal Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio

Ophthalmology

|July 2016|Peer Reviewed|Web-Exclusive

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Hypopyon is characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells, particularly leukocytes, in the anterior chamber of the eye and occurs rarely as a result of infectious causes. Hypopyon can lead to secondary glaucoma. Hypopyon is typically treated with anti-inflammatory medications, as it is an accumulation of inflammatory cells. Corneal ulcers, corneal abscesses, uveitis, and systemic illnesses commonly cause hypopyon.

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