Surgical removal of a luxated lens in a common buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Kibar M. , Cakir L. , ÖNER A. A. , GÜMÜŞSOY K. S. , Kutsal O.

REVUE DE MEDECINE VETERINAIRE, vol.165, pp.89-92, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-92


The aim of this study were to report a case of unilateral spontaneous anterior lens luxation associated with retinal detachment and surgical removal in a common buzzard. An adult common buzzard (Buteo buteo) of unknown sex, free-fly was found unable to fly on a pasture during the day. In the left eye the lens was luxated into the anterior chamber. The luxated lens was removed from the anterior chamber by an irrigation/aspiration technique after corneal incision. During the follow-up period of 3 weeks no signs of glaucoma or any other complications was detected. This is the first case of spontaneous anterior lens dislocation and surgical removal in a common buzzard reported in the literature. It shows that a careful clinical examination can identify lesions which have been considered as rare in this wild bird so far.