Guinea Pig Eye Surgery

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This cute little one had a problem with his eye. Here he is starting his anesthesia before surgery.

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All of our small patients are kept on a special warm water blanket to prevent hypothermia

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The problem is a congenital hair irritating the cornea

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Our patient is prepped and draped for surgery. You can see how this hair is attached under the eyelid.

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This is meticulous surgery so Dr. R needs magnification (he looks like an alien creature)!

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We use the laser for many reasons. It gently removes the hair, and it does this without any bleeding or inflammation. This is important in this very sensitive area. In the years before we had the laser we used a small scalpel blade. Even though it was a small blade it still caused bleeding and inflammation post operatively.

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No more hair, and more importantly to our surgeon, no bleeding or swelling

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Lisa keeps a close tab postoperatively to make sure our small patients wake up without any problems

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