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The Friday Five: 02/13/04 Blind owl gets new eyes

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP)—A great horned owl found starving in the wild because it had gone blind could be released this spring after having new lenses implanted in its eyes.

The owl, named Minerva by medical personnel, underwent two hours of eye surgery January 22, and Dr. Chris Murphy said she was in good condition during a follow-up exam Wednesday.

"Perfect," said Murphy, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. "Ounce for ounce, this is considered one of the toughest birds on the face of the earth."

So I wonder how the owl responded to the ophthalmologist's annoying "Which is better, 1 or 2? 1? 2? OK now, 3 or 4? 3? 4? etc." I know it drives me nuts, and I don't have evile claws or beak to wreak havoc upon the doctor.