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A challenging case: Painful periocular swelling in a cat
An ophthalmic examination provides valuable clues for diagnosing an uncommon disorder with mostly nonspecific signs.



Consider systemic fungal infections in cats with systemic illness, especially when ocular findings are present. Ophthalmic examination results can help you diagnose systemic mycosis as there is often involvement of the uveal tract.9 Ongoing evaluation of ocular involvement is an important component in managing cats with systemic mycosis.

Renee T. Carter, DVM, DACVO*
Melissa Kubai, DVM**
J. Daniel Rodriguez, MVZ Esp, DACVR***
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Aradhana Gupta, DVM, MVSc, DACVP†
Angela B. Royal, DVM, MS, DACVP††
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

*Dr. Carter's current address is Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists, 3803 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

* *Dr. Kubai's current address is the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

* * *Dr. Rodriguez's current address is Bahia de Espíritu Santo #43 Int Fuego 405, Col. Anahuac, Del Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico, DF C.P 11320.

†Dr. Gupta's current address is the Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

† †Dr. Royal's current address is the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 900 E. Campus Drive, Columbia, MO 65211.


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