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Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare the Schirmer tear test I values obtained from placement of Schirmer tear test (STT) strips in ventral and dorsal conjunctival fornices and to investigate any correlation between age, body weight and STT values in clinically normal cats....

Author(s)
Aftab, G.; Rajaei, S. M.; Faghihi, H.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 12, pp 1169-1172
Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the values of Schirmer tear test (STT) and determine effects of age, life stage, sex, breed and neuter status on tear production in healthy cats. Methods: Three hundred and forty-three domestic shorthair (DSH) and Persian cats, 50 days through...

Author(s)
Rajaei, S. M.; Faghihi, H.; Williams, D. L.; Aftab, G.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2019, 184, 26, pp 799
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess reliability of the Schirmer tear test-1 (STT-1) for measurement of tear production in cats in various environments, investigate whether sympathetic stimulation impacts measurements, and determine whether meaningful conclusions regarding lacrimation in cats can be drawn from ...

Author(s)
Sebbag, L.; Uhl, L. K.; Schneider, B.; Hayes, B.; Olds, J.; Mochel, J. P.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2020, 256, 6, pp 681-686
Abstract

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of intramuscular medetomidine and xylazine on tear flow in healthy cats. Methods: Five cats each received medetomidine 10, 20, 40 and 80 µg/kg IM; xylazine 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 and 8.0 mg/kg IM; and physiological saline (2.0 ml IM) in a randomised...

Author(s)
Kanda, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Hanazono, C.; Maki, S.; Maeta, N.; Itoi, T.; Furumoto, K.; Okamura, Y.; Itoh, Y.; Furukawa, T.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 8, pp 788-792
Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine if a circadian rhythm exists in Schirmer's tear test (STT-1) values in a group of healthy adult cats. Animals studied: Twenty adult neutered Domestic Short-haired cats (DSH) were used in the study. Procedures: Tear production was measured with...

Author(s)
Faghihi, H.; Rajaei, S. M.; Mood, M. A.; Williams, D. L.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2019, 22, 6, pp 916-920
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Background: Cyclopentolate is not commonly used as mydriatic drug in veterinary medicine because of limited data on the local and systemic effects in animals. Aim: To determine the effects of topical 1% cyclopentolate hydrochloride on intraocular pressure (IOP), horizontal pupil diameter (HPD) and ...

Author(s)
Kovalcuka, L.; Nikolajenko, M.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya
Citation
Open Veterinary Journal, 2020, 10, 1, pp 59-67
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Background: The tear film is a trilaminar fluid composed mainly of lipids, electrolytes, proteins and water. It is responsible for lubrication, nutrition and protection against microbial and toxic agents. Disruption of any these components may weaken the ocular surface, making it more susceptible...

Author(s)
Veloso, J. F.; Oriá, A. P.; Raposo, A. C. S.; Lacerda, A. J.; Silva, C. V. B.; Lima, L. F.; Carlos, R. S. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2020, 62, 23, pp (26 May 2020)
Abstract

Objectives: Geriatric health screening in cats is highly recommended. However, information about normal and abnormal findings is scarce, especially regarding the eyes of ageing cats. This prospective study examined the influence of the ageing process on vision and ocular structures in older cats....

Author(s)
Sandhas, E.; Merle, R.; Eule, J. C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 12, pp 1063-1071
Abstract

Objective - To determine the effect of feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) on tear film breakup time (TFBUT) and Schirmer tear test (STT) values in cats with primary experimental infection and to determine the relationship between TFBUT and STT values and conjunctival goblet cell density (GCD)....

Author(s)
Lim, C. C.; Reilly, C. M.; Thomasy, S. M.; Kass, P. H.; Maggs, D. J.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2009, 70, 3, pp 394-403
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of topical tropicamide at two concentrations (0.5% and 1.0%) on the Schirmer tear test (STT) results in clinically normal cats. Methods: Twenty-four adult domestic shorthair cats were randomly assigned to three groups. In all three...

Author(s)
Ghaffari, M. S.; Javadzadeh, R.; Rajaei, S. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2016, 18, 12, pp 965-969

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