New Forest-based Seadown Veterinary Services treat blind fox
Chris Yandell, Daily Echo

New Forest-based Seadown Veterinary Services treat blind fox

A young fox found with cataracts in both eyes has had his sight restored by vets in the New Forest.

The six-month-old, who has been named Ricky, was found cowering in a corner as vehicles and pedestrians passed close by.

He had no energy, displayed little emotion, and lay still as people around him went about their daily lives.

But members of the charity Fox Angels were alerted and collected the fox, whose sight has now been restored by Seadown Veterinary Services in Hythe.

The operation was carried out by an ophthalmic vet, Kate McMorris, who found herself performing surgery on a fox for the first time.

Ricky was found in Twickenham, London, and arrived at Seadown via a Southampton fox sanctuary run by Steve Mason.

Seadown clinical director Anna Jennings said: "Poor Ricky had cataracts in both eyes and was blind. Probably as a consequence of this, he was also very quiet and subdued.

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