More miscellaneous eye problems

Eye ailments – continued

1) Dermoid Cysts This is a tumour, not a malignant one though. I don’t see much of this in Guyana, but very long ago, when I was practising in Europe, several dogs presented with this condition whereby hair was growing from the surface of the eyeball.


Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) in the Iwokrama Rainforest.  Photo by Kester Clarke

The male Guianan Cock-of-the-rock has a striking neon-orange plumage with a prominent orange slice crest. They are found in the Guiana Shield (French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, southern Venezuela, eastern Colombia and northern Brazil), typically near rocky outcrops where the