Casestudier Photizo®

These trials are performed with Photizo® and cannot be linked to other suppliers LED Light Therapy treatment devices since different products are different in wavelength, frequency, pulsation and effect which all have an important impact on the results. The system used in Photizo® is patented and does not occur in any other suppliers products.

VETLIGHT – Eye trauma, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with a very painful and swollen eye caused by bite wounds from another dog. Due to the extensive intraocular bleeding and swelling, the owner was warned of possible enucleation.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes. The patient was kept on concurrent antibiotics and systemic anti-inflammatory drugs.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done bt Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
After only 5 phototherapy sessions, the swelling, bleeding and pain had subsided completely and the patient was send home.

VETLIGHT – Untreated corneal ulcer, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with an untreated ulcer on the left cornea the owners did not notice. The eye was red, inflamed and painful.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the Tissue Trauma protocol. No other medication was used during this trial.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The granulation tissue and inflammation on the cornea healed without complications and much faster than initially predicted.

 

VETLIGHT – Tail necrosis and abscessation, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with a chronic, painful, infected and necrotic tail.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes for the first 5 days and thereafter every second or third day.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The tail healed within 4 weeks with tissue filling in the defect. After 8 weeks the tail was fully recovered with minimal scar tissue present.

VETLIGHT – Suspensory ligament injury with swelling, Physiotherapy

Condition Presented:
Gamble, a 9 year old gelding presented 4 weeks after sustaining an initial injury. An ultrasound examination revealed a severely thickened digital sheath, with a disrupted enlarged lateral digital band of the superficial digital flexor tendon. Gamble was 5/5 lame when presented for treatment and the affected area was swollen and painful.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the Tissue Trauma protocol.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
After 3 phototherapy sessions the swelling had gone done considerably, flexion of the joint was better and he showed no pain on deep palpation of the affected area. After only 5 phototherapy sessions the horse was sound and showed no lameness or pain at all.

 

VETLIGHT – Necrotic Bite Wounds, Veterinary

Age & Gender:
6 weeks old female Boerboel puppy attacked by a Maltese.

Condition Presented:
Presented one day after insult, with multiple small puncture wounds on hind limbs and a few on the right front limb, and was treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Two days later the dog was evaluated again, but now exhibited severe skin necrosis, sloughing of the skin and even of sub-cutaneous tissue as deep as the muscular layers.

TreatmentDoneBeforePhotizo:
Light therapy was done for 8 minutes, once a day for 5 days, and thereafter once every second day. The patient was kept on concurrent antibiotics, ant-inflammatories and bandage changes and topical dressing, using Intrasite gel, were done every time light therapy was used.

TreatmentInConjunctionWithPhotizo:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
From the second day of light therapy the wounds started to shallow, no more necrosis took place and granulation tissue started filling the defect. On the hind limbs good wound contraction took place, with minimal scar tissue formation and no further surgery was ever needed in this area. The elbow defect was closed 13 days after surgical debridement. Overall what seemed as an impossible extent of tissue damage healed much faster than initially predicted. Due to the shortened time period to recovery, less bandages were used than initially expected, saving on costs and the puppy was back to being a puppy in no time.

VETLIGHT – Extensive bruising after bite wounds, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
12 year old female dog presented in shock, severe pain, swelling and bruising after being attacked by a pack of dogs.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
All feared for the life of this patient, not to mention the possible necrosis and corrective surgery that was to be needed afterwards. The patient was placed on a drip, opioid analgesia and antibiotics administered systemically and phototherapy was started immediately. Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
24 hours and 1 phototherapy session later, the skin was still bruised but the patient was in far less pain, the skin showed no sign of necrosis and the swelling had subsided. 4 Days and 3 phototherapy sessions later the patient was almost fully recovered with no sign of bruising or necrosis.

 

VETLIGHT – Maltese with chronic lick granuloma, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with a chronic, 1 month old, lick granuloma on the right front limb. No underlying cause could be found.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day (using the 21 day + protocol), for 5 days. No other medication or collars were used during this trial.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The wound improved dramatically over the treatment period. The owners noted that the dog was licking the area much less frequently. After the 5 days, the owners were pleased with the results and treatment was postponed indefinitely. The condition has not recurred to date.

VETLIGHT – Recurring actinomyces abscess, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with a recurring fistulating abscess. Previous cultures indicated an Actinomyces overgrowth treated with antibiotics, surgical debridement and wound flushing. The wound recurred caudally and ventrally to the previous area 3 weeks after initial treatment has been completed.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes (using the Abscess protocol), once a day, for a week and thereafter once every second day. The wound took in total 15 days to heal completely. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The wound has not yet recurred to date. From the second day of phototherapy the wound started to shallow, no more necrosis took place and granulation tissue started filling the defect. Minimal scar tissue formation.

VETLIGHT – Perforated corneal ulcer, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
1 year old, female cat presented with a chronic melting corneal ulcer which has perforated that morning despite treatment with Oflaxacin eye drops.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
The prognosis was poor and enucleation was advised. The owner, not keen on having the eye removed, wanted the veterinarian to try and save the eye. Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes. The cat was kept on Ofloxacin ophthalmic eye drops and Temgesic was given as an analgesic.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

VETLIGHT – Case study abscess cat

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with a painful, swollen, infected and necrotic left front paw caused by bite wounds from another cat. The limb was painful and the patient refused to take any weight on this limb.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Photo therapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes. The patient was kept on concurrent antibiotics.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
24 hours after the start of photo therapy, the swelling has gone down completely and the patient could make full use of his limb again. No surgery was ever needed and the patient healed without any complications.

 

VETLIGHT – Hyaloma tick bite necrosis in a dog, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient presented with severe necrosis of the skin and sub-cutaneous tissue after sustaining a Hyaloma tick bite, presumably one or two days prior to presentation.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for a week and thereafter once every second day. The wound took, in total, 14 days to heal completely. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics and Carprofen anti-inflammatories

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
From the second day of phototherapy less fibrin and far less necrotic tissue formation was seen. There was good epithelialisation, resulting in far less scar tissue than expected. Overall, the wound healed faster and with less necrosis than was initially predicted.

VETLIGHT – Ischemia and necrosis, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The owners noted at home that their 1 year old female cat was limping and decided to treat it themselves with the aid of a bandage around the front paw. They used small elastic bands to secure the bandage around the paw. The following day they noticed that the cat was limping even more and that the paw was also severely swollen and even more painful than before. The owners removed the bandage, but not the elastic bands. The cat was presented the following morning (the third day) with a severely swollen paw. By this time the paw was cold to the touch, extremely painful and was expected to slough due to the severely compromised blood circulation.

Area Affected:
Front paw.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
The elastic bands were removed under light sedation and phototherapy was started immediately. Phototherapy was done once a day, for 5 minutes.

TreatmentInConjunctionWithPhotizo:
No other antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs were given during this trial. Temgesic was used as pain killer.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
24 hours after the start of phototherapy, the swelling had gone down completely. No surgery was ever needed and the paw healed without any complications. Healing was faster than initially predicted and the owners, being told that amputation was that most likely outcome, were extremely pleased.

 

VETLIGHT – Eosinophilic ulcer on the lip, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
Previously treated with depo-medrol injections and antibiotics. Due to the side-effects of cortisone an alternative treatment modality was requested, and so phototherapy was given as sole treatment.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for 5 days and thereafter once a day, 3 times a week, for 5 days. The wound took, in total, 16 days to heal completely. No other medication was given.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
From the second day of phototherapy the lip was much less swollen, with less necrosis and healthy tissue could fill the defect. As expected, the lesion re-occurred a month later and phototherapy was started again. The lesion regressed again (full results still pending).

 

VETLIGHT – Edema/swelling, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
Violet, a 9 year old mare, presented with marked swelling and pain between her front limbs. The origin of the injury was presumed to be due to jumping over a fence as scratch marks were present at the site.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the Tissue Trauma protocol.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
After only 4 phototherapy sessions, the mare was sound without any swelling or pain.

 

VETLIGHT – Second intention wound healing, Physiotherapy

Condition Presented:
1 year old, male dog presented with a large degloving wound after extensive surgery and toe amputation. There was not enough skin available to close the defect and due to financial constrains the wound was left to heal by second intention.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes for the first 5 days and every second to third day thereafter. The patient was kept on concurrent antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs and the wound was bandaged for the first 2 weeks.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
3 Days after the start of phototherapy, granulation tissue started to fill the defect and the wound edges started to contact. Epithelial cells started to grow and fill-in the lesion, and within 2 weeks the defect was less than half the initial size. No surgery was ever needed and the defect closed with minimal scar tissue formation. The owner was very pleased.

 

VETLIGHT – Bruising and bite wounds, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
Patient presented in shock and pain after being bitten by another dog. The patient sustained severe bruising on the caudal ventral abdomen as well as on the right hind limb

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 4 minutes, once a day (using the Tissue Trauma protocol), for 5 days. The patient was kept on concurrent antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The bruising improved dramatically over the first few days. No tissue was lost due to necrosis and the patient was able to walk on the leg, without limping, much sooner than initial evaluations predicted.

 

VETLIGHT – Deep wound, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
A miniature horse presented with a large, deep wound extending onto the bone.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the 0 – 21 day protocol together with bandages, but no other medication was used.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The wound healed without any proud flesh formation. Good granulation tissue and epithelial tissue formed leaving almost no scar tissue behind. The horse recovered sooner than expected (within 2 weeks) with no complications.

 

VETLIGHT – Chronic acral lick granoluma in a dog, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient presented with a chronic (2.5 months old) acral lick granuloma on the front paw, not responding to traditional wound dressings, collars and conventional treatment up to date.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for a week (using the 21d+ protocol). The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics but no anti-inflammatory drugs were given. The wound took 20 days to heal completely.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
After 3 sessions the patient stopped licking the area and no collar was needed. Due to the chronic nature of the wound, it took slightly more phototherapy sessions in comparison to wounds 21 days old or less. However, the owner was very pleased as the wound had not responded to dressings or conventional treatment during the previous 2.5 months.

VETLIGHT – Chronic non-healing wound, Veterinary

Condition presented:
Diamond, a Boerperd stallion, presented with a chronic non-healing wound on his left front limb. He had sustained the injury, proximal to his coronary band, 22 days earlier on a barb wire fence and had been treated appropriately. The owners, however, struggled with bandage applications, maggot infestation in the wound, and the necrotic area kept on extending with no healing.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the 21 day + protocol, every second or third day.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study wasd one by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
Phototherapy improved blood circulation to the area, promoting cellular regeneration and repair, speeding up recovery. The stallion made a full recovery with no proud flesh and minimal scar tissue formation.

VETLIGHT – Chronic wound on lateral metatarsal area, Physiotherapy

Condition Presented:
The patient presented with a chronic open wound on the lateral metatarsal area. The owner was unsure of the cause and had been treating the wound for the past week and a half himself with topical ointments. According to the owner, the wound was not healing at all and the dog was starting to lick the area affected.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day for a week . The dog was only started on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics and anti-inflammatories 2 days after phototherapy had commenced. X-rays revealed an underlying instability, with ankylosis of the joint starting to form, as being the primary underlying cause of the pain and subsequent licking of the affected area.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
Note the drastic change in appearance of the wound after only 1 phototherapy treatment and without any antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs or wound dressings. A collar was never needed as the patient stopped licking. The patient was sent home with anti-inflammatory drugs .

VETLIGHT – Cherry eye, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient presented with recurring prolapsed Nictitating Membrane glands of both eyes. The patient had undergone corrective surgery twice, to both eyes, without success. The glands kept on prolapsing 3 to 4 days post-operatively. The owner at the time of presentation was using Tacrolimus and sometimes Maxitrol eye drops, but the condition remained and due to the severity of the condition, the glands were becoming inflamed and ulcerative.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done, with the use of a glass rod connector, for 5 minutes, once a day (using the Tissue Trauma protocol), for a week and thereafter once every second day. After a week of phototherapy the prolapsed glands were less inflamed, congested and ulcerative, turning into a lighter shade of pink. The patient was started on Maxitrol eye drops, during the second week, prior to surgery. Corrective surgery was performed 2 weeks after the start of phototherapy. By now the “Cherry Eyes” were much smaller and not ulcerative at all and could more easily be repositioned.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The condition has not recurred to date. The owners are thrilled.

 

VETLIGHT – Chronic wound on nose, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient presented with a 6 month old chronic lesion on the nose which had developed after surgical removal of a mass. The wound were not healing due to chronic licking by the patient.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done for 3 minutes, once a day, for a week and thereafter once 3 times a week for 2 weeks (using the tissue trauma protocol). The wound took, in total, 20 days to heal completely. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
The wound has not yet recurred to date. From the second day of phototherapy the wound started to shallow, no more necrosis took place and granulation tissue started filling the defect. Due to the chronic nature of the wound, it took slightly more phototherapy sessions in comparison to wounds 21 days old or less. Overall the patient had less pain, resulting in less licking of the area and the healing was process could progress faster.

VETLIGHT – Habronema, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
Poon, a Boerperd gelding, presented with severe Habronema granulomas, especially around the left eye, causing severe conjunctivitis, pain and lacrymation.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
The Vet removed large pieces of caseous material and treated the gelding with Ivermectin, dexamethasone, terracortril suspension topically, and fly masks. The horse being in severe pain and with the eyes still swollen after the initial treatment, was difficult to work with. It was then decided to add Phototherapy once a day using the 100 mW probe on the Tissue Trauma protocol.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
After just one treatment of phototherapy the swelling had gone down and the horse was much easier to work with and the eye was far less painful.

 

VETLIGHT – Herpes viral infection in a Cheetah, Veterinary

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with chronic lesions in his limbs, face and neck due to a Herpes viral infection. The lesions were raised, ulcerative, painful, necrotic and infected.

DurationOfPhotizoTreatment:
Phototherapy was done once a day for a week and thereafter every second day using the Tissue Trauma protocol. No other medication or topical ointment was used during this trial.

TreatmentPerformed:
Treatment and case study done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

ConditionAfterPhotizo:
Phototherapy by improving circulation, speeding up recovery and having a marked pain relieving effect, helped to control the lesions. Without phototherapy and with stress the herpes related lesions would reappear. Phototherapy can be used as a managerial tool in treating Herpes viral infections.