Thursday, October 6, 2011
Week 7 Day 4
Today went quite fast at school. In the morning we watched another phacoemulsification and aspiration (break-up and removal of a lens with cataracts). Then, this afternoon we watched an enucleation in a horse. An enucleation is the complete removal of the eye. The horse's eye was real bad so the doctor cut the eye out and then put in a black ball to take the place of the eye so that the skin wouldn't sink into the orbit (hole where eye resides). It was really neat to see, I had never seen anything quite like it before. Right before we left, one of the doctors did an eye exam on a squirrel and a kestrel (a type of bird). The time really flew since we had a good amount of stuff going on most of the day.