Eye Healing in Ambystoma mavortium

A photo series by Jennifer Macke

This photo series depicts the healing of a salamander eye. The source of the injury is unknown. The tiger salamander was staying above-ground, avoiding its usual digging, for several days, and on close inspection the eye injury was discovered on July 27. On that day, the salamander was moved to a cooler location (~68°F) and kept in a clinical setup consisting of a plastic tub with damp paper towels and a hide box. They eye was treated topically with triple-antibiotic ointment daily for the first week, then untreated for the remaining time. Aside from the eye, the salamander's behavior and appearance remained normal. On December 9, the salamander was returned to his normal terrarium setup.

Ambystoma mavortium eye The tiger salamander (his good side!)
Ambystoma mavortium eye Normal right eye for comparison.
Ambystoma mavortium eye July 27
Ambystoma mavortium eye July 31
Ambystoma mavortium eye August 2
Ambystoma mavortium eye August 9
Ambystoma mavortium eye August 23
Ambystoma mavortium eye September 16
Ambystoma mavortium eye October 5
Ambystoma mavortium eye October 25
Ambystoma mavortium eye December 2

©2008 Jennifer Macke.

 

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