Difference between revisions of "Haw's syndrome"

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Haw's syndrome is a common finding in cats and is defined as an idiopathic (unknown cause) bilateral elevation of the third eyelids. All other aspects of the ophthalmic examination normal. This problem normally resolves in 3-4 weeks without treatment, or may reflect malaise due to other undiagnosed problems such as:
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Haw's syndrome is a common [[ophthalmology|eye disease]] of cats, characterised by bilateral elevation of the third eyelids. In many cats, it is a temporary occurrence seen when a cat wakes from sleep, or is sick. All other aspects of the ophthalmic examination normal. This problem normally resolves in 3-4 weeks without treatment, and often reflects malaise due to other underlying problems, such as:
 
*[[parasites]]
 
*[[parasites]]
*[[Cat Flu]]
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*[[Cat Flu]] or other viral infections
 
*Tranquilization: many tranquilizers (e.g., acepromazine) cause bilateral elevation of the third eyelid. Fatigue can cause transient third eyelid elevation, especially in cats prone to [[Ectropion uveae|ectropion]].
 
*Tranquilization: many tranquilizers (e.g., acepromazine) cause bilateral elevation of the third eyelid. Fatigue can cause transient third eyelid elevation, especially in cats prone to [[Ectropion uveae|ectropion]].
 
*[[Horner's syndrome]]
 
*[[Horner's syndrome]]
 
*[[Dysautonomia|Dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome)]]
 
*[[Dysautonomia|Dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome)]]

Revision as of 03:58, 29 March 2010

Haw's syndrome is a common eye disease of cats, characterised by bilateral elevation of the third eyelids. In many cats, it is a temporary occurrence seen when a cat wakes from sleep, or is sick. All other aspects of the ophthalmic examination normal. This problem normally resolves in 3-4 weeks without treatment, and often reflects malaise due to other underlying problems, such as: