Monday, October 20, 2008

Prosthetic Eye For A Miniature Horse

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Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008

KBuck miniature horse with prosthetic eyeI have read this article last week and was interested with the idea of a prosthetic eye for a horse. The miniature horse named Kbuck was born June 1st this year at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton. Kbuck lost his eye a few days after birth. Owner Kelsey Chumbley, 12 years old suspects that KBuck's mother swift kicking was the cause of the young horse eye problem.

Veterinarian Jeff Hammond of Marlow did the surgery for KBuck last June but it was unsuccessful. He then suggested a comestic remedy which is a prosthetic eye. The prosthetic eye which cost $3,000 was made of hard acrylic plastic and was molded of KBuck's hollow eye socket. It was then handcrafted by designers at La Fuente Ocular Prosthetics in Oklahoma City. The prosthetic eye looked real with a complete deep blue features and tiny red veins.

KBuck by the way is a show horse and now ready to take part of competitions. Isn't he cute?

Here are more of his pictures with the prosthetic eye.
Prosthetic eye for a miniature horse picture 1 Kbuck Prosthetic eye for a miniature horse picture 2 Kbuck Prosthetic eye for a miniature horse picture 3 Kbuck

3 Responses to “Prosthetic Eye For A Miniature Horse”

Denis said...
March 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM

so donkeys deserve aesthetics too =)

pehpot said...
March 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM

ngek.. ah so for the sake of show business hehe.

he really is cute but weird LOL

Make or Break

Sherry said...
March 6, 2009 at 8:44 PM

wow.. this is first time I hear of Prosthetic eye.

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