Granulomatous conjunctivitis in an ostrich

SAROGLU M. , YUCEL R. , Aktas M.

VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.6, ss.337-339, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2003.00305.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.337-339


Ostriches lack meibom glands, but have small lacrimal glands ventral to the lateral canthus, with ductules that open into the inside of the lower eyelid. Chalazion is a chronic granulomatous inflammation of the meibom glands that may develop from blockage of the ductules into the conjunctiva. A 2-year-old female ostrich presented with chronic granulomatous conjunctivitis, with clinical and histopathologic findings similar to chalazion of other species. The granulomatous dacryoadenitic mass was excised and no recurrence occurred at 4 months. This is the first case of chronic granulomatous conjunctivitis reported in the ostrich.