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1 December 2018 Unilateral Enucleation in a Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
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A 1 yr old male panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) was presented with a persistently closed right eye. The ophthalmological examination performed under general anesthesia demonstrated a large corneal ulcer encompassing 50% of the right cornea. Because of the extent of the corneal ulcer and the condition of the eye, the animal was diagnosed as being blind and suffering with severe pain. The authors recommended enucleation to eliminate these symptoms and to avoid any future complications. Two days after surgery, the panther chameleon started hunting on his own. One year after surgery, the panther chameleon is clinically healthy.

Anna Linda Nógrádi, Zsolt Szentgáli, and Iain Cope "Unilateral Enucleation in a Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)," Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 28(3-4), 72-75, (1 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.5818/17-11-134.1
Published: 1 December 2018
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