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. 

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