Intraocular pressure in captive American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) as measured by rebound tonometry.

Christine M. Molter, Steven R Hollingsworth, Philip H Kass, Sathya K. Chinnadurai, Raymund F. Wack

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Abstract

Intraocular pressure was measured using rebound tonometry in American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), with the head in an upright standing position and when lowered in a feeding position, to establish a reference range. Mean +/- standard deviation (SD) (range) intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in an upright position was right eye (OD)= 10.9 +/- 1.8 mm Hg (7-15 mm Hg) and left eye (OS) = 11.1 +/- 2.3 mm Hg (8-21 mm Hg). Median intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in an upright position was OD and OS = 11 mm Hg. Mean intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in a feeding position was OD = 14.3 +/- 2.5 mm Hg (10-22 mm Hg) and OS = 14.4 +/- 2.7 mm Hg (11-24 mm Hg), which were significantly higher. Median intraocular pressure for flamingos with the head in a feeding position was OD and OS = 14 mm Hg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-667
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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