Update (DEC. 5) The Owl is at a vet for surgery today to remove her eye. S/he has extensive and irreparable damage to her cornea and nictitating membrane (a 2nd, inner eyelid). The eye will be removed and the hole sewn shut.
Luckily, owls assess depth not with their eyes but with their ears. Their facial disc acts like a satellite dish channeling sound to their ears which are asymmetrical and so can help them to determine the distance to their prey. So even with only one eye, s/he should be able to function normally. Once s/he is recovered enough, staff will assess her ability to hunt before release.
A beautiful Barred Owl has arrived at wild ARC after a severe impact trauma, most likely being hit by a car. S/he had both eyes severely swollen as well as a swollen ear and trauma to their keel (chest/sternum).
While this one needs extra special care, owls being hit by cars are common this time of year due to the fact that they hunt at dawn and dusk during low light - high traffic periods.
S/he is on pain meds and is slowly coming back to us but is pretty rough shape.
Please help this gorgeous creature take flight again by donating to their medical fund today.