Corneal endothelial dystrophy is a disease that occurs when spontaneous, progressive corneal edema results from abnormal dystrophic endothelial cells. In dogs, this condition is most prevalent in the Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, and Dachshund. It also occurs more frequently in females, middle aged dogs. On ophthalmic examination, there is a corneal opacity that has a bluish-white appearance, with a lack of corneal vascularization or conjunctival hyperemia. The initial lesion is corneal edema and is located temporally and progresses slowly. Involvement is usually asymmetric but progresses to bilateral, complete corneal opacity.
Palliative therapy is used to treat canine endothelial dystrophy. Most dogs maintain limited vision with this disease and can develop corneal ulcers following rupture of epithelial bullae. These ulcers are managed with topical antibiotics and hyperosmotic medications (e.g. sodium chloride). Hyperosmotics are used only to try to decrease the extent of epithelial bullae formation.
This dachshund has corneal endothelial dystrophy and an indolent ulcer in both eyes. After application of topical anesthetic, epithelial debridement was performed using multiple dry cotton-tipped applicators, beginning in the center of the erosion and working out to the periphery with radial strokes. Further debridement was then performed with a diamond burr. These instruments removes normal epithelium but can damage the corneal stroma if you are not careful., so care must be taken to debride carefully. She was then started on an antibiotic and sodium chloride. *posted with owner permission*
Here is our History of WWII print! Depicted are WWII era soldiers and marines from the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Poland, Soviet Union, Italy, Australia, and Japan. Below each man is a description about where they were stationed, their rank, job, and the weapons they used. Below that is a timeline with important dates in World War II history. Check this great print out on our website and follow our page for more of our prints and their descriptions!
#checkthisout Sunday is Easter! ...and Monday is Earth Day.
Celebrate this classic Sunday Holiday at the best place to spend every Sunday - with us!
Instead of looking for eggs in a field look for the perfect flavor of Gelato Ono. Is it Chocolate Covered Orange Peel? Mississippi Mud?
Then look for the Fresh Local Vegetables you need to replicate a recipe you've found in the Kau Kau Community Plate section of this newsletter.
And maybe, just maybe, while you're picking up a Hot Cup of Hāmākua Grown Coffee you will find an egg with a secret surprise hidden inside.
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𝗦𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘄 by Linda Hirshman provides a brief biography of the first two women on the Supreme Court - Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Along the way, Hirshman highlights major court cases involving women's rights and how each Justice sided. I think the dual biographies were a bit much for such a short book and she often tried to make connections that just didn't quite work. Also, her biases for and against the two women came brazenly through which I tend to find off-putting. A good starting point for learning more about these infamous Justices and some of the inner-workings of the Supreme Court but @ashtonmweis and I agreed we wished we had read three separate books on those subjects instead. Thanks for choosing this as your first book club read @nonfictionwomen it gave us a lot to discuss!
We are so excited to support our troops through the efforts of The Other 23! Water is an essential part of every day life as well as being a healthy alternative therapy for those suffering with visible and invisible injuries. If you or someone you know could benefit from surf therapy, #CheckThisOut . #WaterIsLife#Local#SupportOurTroops