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Surgical Management of Peribulbar Abscess in Indian Star Tortoise (Geocheloneelegans) – A Case Report

Vinny Anna Varghese, Shashi KantMahajan, VandanaSangwan and Kuldip Gupta

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 67 to 68
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: July, 2019)


A 2 year old, male Indian Star tortoise weighing 500gms was presented with the complaint of swelling on the left eye. The eye ball was not visible. Surgical exploration of the swelling under general anaesthesia revealed a green coloured conjunctival abscess, which was resected under general anaesthesia.Healthy eyeball was visible after removal of the abscess. The tortoise recovered completely after the treatment and no recurrence was recorded on 6 months follow up.

Key Words: abscess,eye,tortoise, surgery

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