Subspectacle abscessation, snake
Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.
Subspectacle abscessation in a Burmese python at presentation (left) and immediately after spectacle incision to facilitate drainage. Subspectacle abscessation is a common ocular problem in snakes. Retained eye caps and subsequent damage is often the initiating cause. Surgical drainage, ensuring patency of the lacrimal duct, and topical antibiotics on the exposed cornea are important for successful treatment.