New Hampshire falcon's post-surgery vision limited

AP News
Posted: Dec 26, 2014 7:36 AM

DEERING, N.H. (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire that had eye surgery to remove cataracts is doing well with her new synthetic lenses but has limited vision and isn't flying.

Banner, a 4-year-old falcon, hasn't been able to fly or hunt since losing her sight more than a year ago. In September, a team at Capital Veterinary Emergency Services in Concord performed the surgery. Banner's owners said it was the first time such a procedure had been done on a falcon.

Nancy and Jim Cowan of the New Hampshire School of Falconry in Deering told the Concord Monitor ( ) that Banner can see well enough to live outside, but a wrinkle in one lens means she has limited vision in that eye, and there is scarring from the cataracts in the other eye.


Information from: Concord Monitor,