Sea otter patient being treated for uveitis

Valerie Gause, our Veterinary Division National Sales Director for US and Canada was sent this neat story from Lesanna Lahner at Seattle Aquarium.

Hi Valerie,

Sea otter patient being treated for uveitis with laser therapyHere’s our first patient being treated for uveitis! 18 yr old northern sea otter that was orphaned at 1 week of age when her mom was hit and killed by a boat in Alaska. Her name is Lootas. She did great for her laser treatment.

We hope to keep her off NSAIDs (topical and systemic) with her new treatment.

Talk soon!
Lesanna

 

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2 Responses to Sea otter patient being treated for uveitis

  1. Lindsay Greco says:

    Hello:

    I’m interested in any info. you can provide re: treatment of Uveitis using LLLT. My granddaughter was diagnosed and is being prescribed both Prednisone and Methotrexate and I am horrified of the side-effects of these drugs.

    Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Lindsay

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lindsay
      it has been used for many years in horses with this condition, but there is no good quality clinical research on treatment of uveitis in humans – we have seen only 3 anecdotal reports.
      It may well do no harm – do get in touch directly if you wish us to make some off label suggestions. These would be at your / your patients own risk given the lack of clinical evidence.
      regards, Karen

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