Secondary glaucoma due to anterior chamber lipoma and uveitis in a Pekingese dog

Document Type : Scientific report


1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Specialised Veterinary Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Hooman’s Small Animal Private Clinic, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Semnan, Iran and Member of Young Researcher Club

4 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The present study introduces a rare case with secondary glaucoma due to anterior chamber lipoma and uveitis in a Pekingese dog in Iran. A four-year-old castrated male Pekingese dog was referred to the private clinic with impaired vision of the left eye, pain, rubbing the left eye onto carpet, presence of a milkycoloured mass into the anterior chamber, and loss of appetite. The clinical examination, haematological and biochemical tests, fluorescein staining, measurement of intraocular pressure and ultrasonography were conducted. Based on all results, medical and surgical treatments were carried out. The mass was removed surgically and its histopathologic study revealed lipoma. The eye appearance became normal within 6 weeks. Authors concluded that the milky-coloured mass in the anterior chamber may have caused secondary glaucoma due to obstruction of the aqueous outflow from iridocorneal angle and uveitis.