OJVM  Vol.3 No.2 , June 2013
Spontaneous Resolution of Cataract and Medical Management of Corneal Opacity in an Indian Parrot—Psittacula krameri manillensis
Abstract: A 35-year-old Indian parrot (Psittacula krameri manillensis) was presented to the Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences with a history of blepharospasm and corneal lesion OS. Test with fluorescein dye was negative. The dense corneal opacity (macula) was identified as involving the posterior corneal layer. The further ophthalmic examination was done and hypermature phacolytic cataract was diagnosed. No other abnormality was detected. Medical management with topical nepafenac prednisolone and triple antibiotic was instituted. The corneal lesion subsided completely within one week followed by spontaneous resorption of the cataract. The treatment protocol was successfully eliminated the discomfort and intraocular lesions in the senile parrot.
Cite this paper: S. Hazra, "Spontaneous Resolution of Cataract and Medical Management of Corneal Opacity in an Indian Parrot—Psittacula krameri manillensis," Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 184-186. doi: 10.4236/ojvm.2013.32028.

[1]   J. M. Nicholas, “Exotic Animal Ophthalmology,” In: K. N. Gelatt, Ed., Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2nd Edition, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1991, pp. 680-705.

[2]   I. F. Keymer, “Cataract in birds,” Avian Pathology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1977, pp. 335-341. doi:10.1080/03079457708418243

[3]   T. J. Kern, C. J. Murphy and R. C. Riis, “Lens Extraction by Phacoemulsification in Two Raptors,” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 185, No. 11, 1984, pp. 1403-1406.

[4]   S. L. Clubb and L. G. Karpinski, “Aging in Macaws,” Journal of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1993, pp. 31-33. doi:10.2307/30134306

[5]   M. Jahne, “Cataract in a Parrot,” Monatshefte fur Veterinarmedizin, Vol. 34, No. 15, 1979, pp. 584-585.

[6]   R. E. Schmidt, “Hyper Mature Cataract in a Crested Mynah, Leucopsar Rothschildi,” Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1983, pp. 158-159.

[7]   N. C. Buyukmihci, C. J. Murphy and T. Schulz, “Developmental Ocular Diseases of Raptors,” Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 24, 1988, p. 207.