[Operation on a congenital cataract in a Siberian Tiger].

  title={[Operation on a congenital cataract in a Siberian Tiger].},
  author={Rudolf Seitz and Ingo Weisse},
  journal={Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde},
  volume={178 1-2},
A cataract operation in a young Siberian tiger is reported. This 5-month-old tiger, presenting with blindness, showed bilateral residual pupillary membranes and anterior polar cataracts combined with nuclear cataracts. After unilateral intracapsular extraction of the lens, the tiger adapted well to the improvement in sight and behaved almost like an animal with normal vision. The animal died 3 months post-operatively from unknown cause. Histological examination of the aphakic eye showed, at the… CONTINUE READING