Case Study 19

What do you see on this Himalayan cat’s eye? It’s comfortable and can see well now, but that was not the case 6 weeks ago before he underwent an ocular surgery.


This cat initially developed a necrotic piece of cornea called a sequestrum. He underwent a keratectomy to remove it, followed immediately by placement of an overlying corneoconjunctival transposition flap. The dark curved line in the picture is the transposed limbus. The central cornea above it is the now nearly clear transposed cornea. The transposed conjunctiva is located beneath the limbus and maintains blood vessels, yet is quite clear in this particular eye (this is not always the case).