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Bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant in a captive western lowland gorilla

Bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant in a captive western lowland gorilla
Bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant in a captive western lowland gorilla
Background: we report a case of bilateral cataract surgery performed in a 21-year-old western lowland gorilla.

Methods: phacoemulsification with intraocular lens insertion was performed using standard human surgical equipment.

Results: visual function significantly improved. She subsequently mated and gave birth.

Conclusions: cataract surgery enabled the birth of a baby gorilla.
Lotery, Andrew
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Warwick, A.
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Redrobe, Sharon
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Watts, Jenny
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Lotery, Andrew
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Redrobe, Sharon
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Lotery, Andrew, Warwick, A., Redrobe, Sharon and Watts, Jenny (2017) Bilateral cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant in a captive western lowland gorilla. Journal of Medical Primatology. (doi:10.1111/jmp.12268).

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Background: we report a case of bilateral cataract surgery performed in a 21-year-old western lowland gorilla.

Methods: phacoemulsification with intraocular lens insertion was performed using standard human surgical equipment.

Results: visual function significantly improved. She subsequently mated and gave birth.

Conclusions: cataract surgery enabled the birth of a baby gorilla.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 April 2017
Published date: 17 April 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 412421
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412421
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ORCID for Andrew Lotery: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5541-4305

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:41
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 06:07

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