Our first orphan of the year, patient #15812, had a minor surgery today to remove an abscess near his right eye. This great horned owl arrived 52 days ago, miniature but healthy. About two weeks ago, we noticed that his eye was swollen and then a few days later we found a tick on his eyelid. We think the two issues are unrelated, but the inside corner of his right eye was swollen and irritated. Today we anesthetized him and opened up the area. It was filled with brown necrotic debris. Immediately, the eye already looked better. He will most likely need a few more minor surgeries to continue cleaning out the area, but he is well on his way to healing. The last two photos show the bird post-surgery. The lower eyelid is actually packed with gauze, so it still looks very swollen.