Watch our aquatic veterinarian perform a fish eyeball removal on a koi with a problematic chromatophoroma on his eye. This fish was unique in the fact that the other eye had been removed by our staff the previous year! Fish do just fine with one or no eyeballs, relying on their other senses, including their sense of smell and specialized lateral line to move about their environment with ease.
About The Author
Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice)
Chief veterinarian and owner of all-aquatic mobile veterinary practice serving California and Nevada. Board certified in Fish Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.