Our remaining grey seal patient, Eyegore, is doing great! Eyegore came to us for long-term rehabilitation about two months ago. He was initially admitted for a respiratory infection, an eye infection of the left eye and alopecia (hair loss).
Eyegore’s respiratory and eye infections have cleared and his hair is regrowing in the areas around his neck and abdomen that were affected by the hair loss.
While his eye infection has cleared, he has permanent corneal scarring of the left eye that is a result of the previous infection. A consult with a veterinary ophthalmologist revealed that Eyegore is likely blind in his left eye. Despite blindness in his left eye, Eyegore has a strong personality and appetite, which are great traits for a wild seal! He enjoys interacting with enrichment items, and his favorite is an orange sled that we fill with fish and ice.
Eyegore has been cleared for release, which our staff is now in the process of planning. We’ll be sure to keep everyone update as details for his release come together.