Bilateral Buphthalmia in a 4-Month-Old Texas Longhorn Steer

M. L. Jones, A. P. Beck, R. R. Dubielzig

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Congenital ocular disease occurs uncommonly in cattle, with multiple abnormalities reported only sporadically in the literature. This report describes a case of anterior segment dysgenesis resulting in glaucoma in a 4-month-old Texas Longhorn steer. On clinical exam, bilateral buphthalmia was present and intraocular pressures exceeded 47 mm Hg in both eyes. On histopathologic examination, the iridocorneal angle and filtration apparatus were distorted due to collapse of the ciliary cleft and anterior displacement of the anterior portion of the ciliary body. No evidence of inflammation or other causes of glaucoma were recognized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • anterior segment dysgenesis
  • bovine
  • calf
  • congenital
  • glaucoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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