Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2020 , Vol 26 , Issue 4
Ultrasonographic Examination of Sea Turtle Eyes (Caretta caretta and Chelenoidas mydas)
Cafer Tayer İŞLER1
1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mustafa Kemal, TR-31040 Hatay - TURKIYE
2Department of Sea Turtles First Aid, Treatment and Resque Research and Aplication Center(DEKİYM), University of Mustafa Kemal, TR-31040 Hatay - TURKIYE
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.23805 Biometrical knowledge in both illness and health is important for correct diagnosis and treatment. There is little information on the biometric and disorders of sea turtles. In this study, we evaluated the use of orbital ultrasonographic examination in sea turtles (Caretta caretta and Chelenoidas mydas). We used 10-12 MHz probes to examine clinically healthy eyes in the 10 Caretta caretta and 10 Chelenoidas mydas through ocular ultrasonography. Polar axis, equatorial axis, corneal thickness, anterior chamber, lens thickness and vitreous chamber were all determined. Statistical differences in the sea turtle were noted in the corneal thickness (P<0.01). Statistical difference was not found between Caretta caretta, Chelenoidas mydas and right or left eyes in the measurements of polar diameter, equatorial diameter, corneal thickness, anterior camera, lens thickness, vitreous space. In this study, ultrasonographic findings of the eye of sea turtles were evaluated. These data are the first in terms of literature and therefore, it is important. Keywords : Wild life, Sea turtle, Caretta caretta, Chelenoidas mydas, Eye, Ultrasonographic biometry