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1 June 2005 SURGICAL CORRECTION OF A CORNEAL PERFORATION IN AN ALPACA (LAMA PACOS)
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Likely because of trauma, an adult alpaca (Lama pacos) sustained a corneal perforation with a prolapsed iris. Because of the severity of the lesion, a pedicle conjunctival graft was performed. The structural integrity of the cornea was reestablished, and 10 mo postoperatively, the affected eye appeared to have good vision and only a small corneal scar remained.

Alfonso Rodriguez-Alvaro, Elisa M. Gonzalez-Alonso-Alegre, Maria Delclaux-Real del Asua, Eva Martinez-Nevado, and Covadonga Talavera-Cañete "SURGICAL CORRECTION OF A CORNEAL PERFORATION IN AN ALPACA (LAMA PACOS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(2), 336-339, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1638/04-031.1
Received: 12 April 2004; Published: 1 June 2005
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