Penetrating keratoplasty in a California Brown Pelican.

Publications // Richard Dubielzig // Jul 01 2007

PubMed ID: 17565558

Author(s): Lynch GL, Scagliotti RH, Hoffman A, Dubielzig RR. Penetrating keratoplasty in a California Brown Pelican. Vet Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug;10(4):254-61. PMID 17565558

Journal: Veterinary Ophthalmology, Volume 10, Issue 4,

Fresh homologous penetrating keratoplasty (PK) was performed on the left cornea of a young adult female California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) for the treatment of vision-threatening corneal scarring and granulation tissue. The procedure appeared to be highly successful based on short-term clinical follow-up and histopathology results. However, the patient died from unrelated causes before long-term follow-up could be obtained.