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1 September 2014 INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN CAPTIVE AMERICAN FLAMINGOS (PHOENICOPTERUS RUBER) AS MEASURED BY REBOUND TONOMETRY
Christine M. Molter, Steven R. Hollingsworth, Philip H. Kass, Sathya K. Chinnadurai, Raymund F. Wack
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Intraocular pressure was measured using rebound tonometry in American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), with the head in an upright standing position and when lowered in a feeding position, to establish a reference range. Mean ± standard deviation (SD) (range) intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in an upright position was right eye (OD) = 10.9 ± 1.8 mm Hg (7–15 mm Hg) and left eye (OS) = 11.1 ± 2.3 mm Hg (8–21 mm Hg). Median intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in an upright position was OD and OS = 11 mm Hg. Mean intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in a feeding position was OD = 14.3 ± 2.5 mm Hg (10–22 mm Hg) and OS = 14.4 ± 2.7 mm Hg (11–24 mm Hg), which were significantly higher. Median intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in a feeding position was OD and OS = 14 mm Hg.

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Christine M. Molter, Steven R. Hollingsworth, Philip H. Kass, Sathya K. Chinnadurai, and Raymund F. Wack "INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN CAPTIVE AMERICAN FLAMINGOS (PHOENICOPTERUS RUBER) AS MEASURED BY REBOUND TONOMETRY," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3), 664-667, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0123R1.1
Received: 2 June 2013; Published: 1 September 2014
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