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1 July 1992 OPHTHALMOLOGIC EXAMINATION OF THE NORMAL EYE OF THE KOALA
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The ophthalmic examination of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) was undertaken to describe the normal in vivo structure. Twenty-two of 28 koalas examined were found to have normal eyes. Slit-lamp examination revealed unusual lamellae in the cornea, and mean keratometric readings were 59.3 ± 3 diopters, corneal endothelial cell area of 381.4 μm2 ± with a standard deviation of 46.8 μm2. No particular features were seen which would explain the susceptibility of this animal to ocular infection by Chlamydia psittaci.

Hirst, Brown, Kempster, and Winney: OPHTHALMOLOGIC EXAMINATION OF THE NORMAL EYE OF THE KOALA
Lawrence W. Hirst, Anthony Stephen Brown, Roxanne Kempster, and Nedda Winney "OPHTHALMOLOGIC EXAMINATION OF THE NORMAL EYE OF THE KOALA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 419-423, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.419
Received: 18 September 1990; Published: 1 July 1992
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