Quick Answer: What is diamond burr polishing?

Diamond burr polishing is performed in our office using anesthetic drops. The surface layer of the cornea is removed with a surgical sponge and blade. The diamond-dusted burr is then used to smooth the corneal surface. While the procedure is not painful, when the anesthetic drops wear off, there is moderate pain.

What is diamond burr?

A No. 4 diamond burr is used to remove bone in a line paralleling the descent of the facial nerve. From: Otologic Surgery (Third Edition), 2010.

What is Diamond Burr keratectomy?

Superficial keratectomy is a surgical produce of the eye, which is often used to treat canines with superficial corneal ulcers. In this procedure, the veterinary eye specialist will remove the cornea’s irregular layer with a tool referred to as a diamond burr, specially designed for use on the eye.

What is diamond burr debridement?

Diamond burr debridement is a commonly performed referral procedure for indolent ulcers. At our practice, this can be performed as an awake procedure with topical anesthetic. The ulcer is debrided first with a cotton-tipped applicator to remove loose edges.

What happens after Diamond Burr debridement?

After debridement, a contact lens may be applied to keep the eyelid from irritating the area until healing is complete. Your pet can go home the same day.

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How much does Diamond Burr debridement cost?

Diamond/Carbide Burr Debridement for Basement Membrane Disease/Indolent Ulcers. The cost for a comprehensive initial exam, performing a diamond burr debridement for treatment of an indolent non-healing ulcer/BMD (using topical anesthetic), and medication ranges from $600-$700.

Is superficial keratectomy painful?

It is common to experience varying degrees of discomfort beginning 30 to 90 minutes following the surgery as the numbing drops begin to wear off. Many patients describe this sensation as feeling like an eyelash is in the eye or lodged beneath the contact lens.

How do I know if my dogs eye ulcer is healing?

The best way to tell that the cornea has healed is to repeat the fluorescein stain test. This will be performed by your veterinarian five to seven days after treatment has begun. There appear to be some red streaks near the ulcer.

How do you use a corneal Burr?

The burr is usually mentioned for removal of rust rings but can also be used to remove an embedded corneal foreign body. Gently and briefly press the rotating burr against the foreign body. Then retreat and assess how much was removed. Repeat until the foreign body (or rust ring) is removed.

What is an eye Burr?

After a foreign body has been removed from the cornea there may be a residual rust ring. If it is not removed with a cotton-tipped applicator, one option is to remove it with a corneal burr, which is like a tiny brush for the cornea (this can also be done with a small needle).

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What are burrs used for?

Carbide burrs are widely used for metalwork, tool making, engineering, model engineering, wood carving, jewellery making, welding, chamferring, casting, deburring, grinding, cylinder head porting and sculpting.

What is a burr bit used for?

What are Burrs? Carbide Rotary Burrs, often referred to as rotary files or die grinder bits are used for cutting, shaping, and grinding, and for the removal of sharp edges, burrs and excess material (deburring).

What is a wheel bur used for?

Wheel burs are generally used for removing materials and are also useful for undercutting detailed areas when woodcarving. Wheel shape carbide cutters are available as regular cut, double cut, fine cut, double fine cut, or double extra fine cut burs. Riveting wheels are also used for acrylic applications.