Phacoemulsification in a clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).

  title={Phacoemulsification in a clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).},
  author={P L Cooley},
  journal={Veterinary ophthalmology},
  volume={4 2},
  • P L Cooley
  • Published 2001 in Veterinary ophthalmology
Phacoemulsification and prophylactic retinopexy were performed on a 3-month-old hand-raised clouded leopard with a unilateral mature cataract. The same procedures were repeated 3 months later when a cataract developed in the fellow eye. Examination procedures, anesthetic protocols, and surgical techniques were similar to those utilized in domestic cats. The patient retains highly functional aphakic vision at the present age of 2.5 years. An inherited basis for the cataracts is proposed… CONTINUE READING