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1 June 2016 INTRAOCULAR SILICONE BALL IMPLANTATION AFTER EVISCERATION IN A SLOW LORIS (NYCTICEBUS COUCANG)
Jury Kim, Young-Jun Kim, Dong-Beom Ji, Min-Su Kim
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A slow loris, Nycticebus coucang, was brought to Ji Dong Beom Animal Hospital from the National Institute of Ecology due to globe enlargement and frequent blepharospasm of the right eye. Ophthalmic diagnoses included glaucoma with posterior lens luxation and cataract. Because this animal was on exhibition at the National Institute of Ecology, preservation of the eyeball by intraocular silicone implantation following evisceration rather than enucleation was selected. Before the surgery, examination of the normal left eye was performed using Retcam and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Three months later, the globe size was almost the same as the left eye; however, corneal edema remained.

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Jury Kim, Young-Jun Kim, Dong-Beom Ji, and Min-Su Kim "INTRAOCULAR SILICONE BALL IMPLANTATION AFTER EVISCERATION IN A SLOW LORIS (NYCTICEBUS COUCANG)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(2), 618-621, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0204.1
Received: 8 September 2015; Published: 1 June 2016
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