Surgery restores golden eagle’s sight

Posted by Laura Grant on February 18, 2008
Posted in Conservation

Golden eagle pic :: University of GlasgowA cataract has been removed from the eye of a golden eagle in a procedure performed by surgeons from the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital.

The bird badly damaged its eyesight after it flew into electricity cables and it is believed the shock caused a cataract to develop, the university reports.

Putting birds under general anaesthetic is considered very risky as the shock often kills them, it adds. But it was decided that without sight, the bird’s future was bleak.

The eagle, who has been named Electra, now lives in a Scottish sanctuary.

Via :: Science Daily

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