Joburgtoday.tv - September 2015

Cataract Surgeries

Interview with Dr. Izak Venter and Dr. Lo-An Odayer

 
JAEH in Joburgtoday.tv

Interview with Dr Izak Venter and Dr. Lo-An Odayer

Posted by Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital on Thursday, 10 September 2015

 


 

Beeld - September 2013

Venus kan weer sien

George. – ’n Jagluiperd van Oudtshoorn sterk goed aan nadat sy ’n operasie ondergaan het om haar van moontlike blindheid te red.

Venus The Cheetha

Die ses jaar oue Venus van die Cango Wildlife Ranch-wildbesigtigingsentrum in Oudtshoorn het verlede Woensdag ’n operasie in Kaapstad ondergaan om katarakte van haar oë te verwyder.

Tammy Moult, woordvoerder van die Ranch, het gesê ’n plaaslike veearts, dr. Glen Carlisle, het Venus verlede Dinsdagaand ondersoek en verdoof. Sy is in ’n krat gelaai en na die Cape Animal Eye-hospitaal in Kaapstad geneem.

Venus is vergesel van Carlisle, Garrett Eriksen, die dierebestuurder, en Craig Gouws, die kurator wat na die groot katte omsien.

By die groep se aankoms Woensdag in Kaapstad is Venus eers deeglik ondersoek. Sy is verdoof en dr. Anthony Goodhead het die katarakte verwyder. Venus is dieselfde dag terug Oudtshoorn toe.

Volgens Moult het die jagluiperd gou haar omgewing begin verken. “Dit was asof sy alles vir die eerste keer kon sien,” het sy gesê.

Venus sterk goed aan. “Ons mikpunt was om haar lewensgehalte te verbeter.”

Sy moes die operasie kry nadat die personeel agtergekom albei haar oë het agteruitgaan, het Mould gesê.

’n SMS- en Facebook-veldtog is vroeër begin om mense oor Venus in te lig. Die sentrum streef daarna om die genetiese samestelling van die jagluiperd te versterk en die spesie van uitsterwing te red.

• Inligting oor Venus is op Facebook by Cango Wildlife Ranch en by www.cangowildliferanch.co.za. – Jackie Kruger

 


 

Sunday Times - February 2012

Rhino calf sight restored after operation

An orphaned rhino calf's sight has been restored after surgery to remove cataracts.

Rocky

The calf was blinded when it was hit on the head by poachers.

Yvonne Gioa, owner of the Elandela private game reserve outside Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga, told the Beeld the operation was a miracle.

Roccy, the rhino calf, was taken to the Onderstepoort veterinary research institute on the back of a truck on January 3.

Dr. Anthony Goodhead removed two cataracts that had developed on the calf's retinas. During a follow-up consultation in Hoedspruit this week, Goodhead found that the operation had been a success, and said he was very happy with Roccy'sprogress.

Visit the Elander Rhino Survivor Trust For More Info

 


 

Daily Mail - May 2007

World's first eye surgery on orangutan to remove cataracts

A South African vet will perform what is being described as the world's first cataract surgery on an orangutan in Malaysia.

Aman

Animal Ophthalmologist Izak Venter will perform the two-hour surgery early Wednesday, assisted by South African anesthetist Frik Stegman and local veterinarian S. Amilan, said an official at the Matang Wildlife Center in Sarawak state on Borneo island.

Venter flew to Malaysia in March to examine the 19-year-old orangutan, named Aman, who was suffering from severe cataract in both eyes, said the official.

The New Strait Times daily quoted Venter as saying in a report to the wildlife center that he would make a small incision in Aman's eye to remove the cloudy contents.

"It will be the world's first cataract surgery on an orangutan and it is going to be performed on home territory. It will be a big achievement," the Times quoted Amilan as saying.

The vets could not be reached for comment. The Matang wildlife official confirmed it was the first ever such surgery performed on an orangutan.

The newspaper said Aman, who was rescued from a market in Sarawak, had suffered two permanent injuries - his tongue was removed after he bit an electric cable and his left index finger was bitten off by another orangutan, the report said.

Aman has two female offspring, both now living with him at the center, officials said.

Orangutans are species of great apes with long arms and reddish, sometimes brown, hair native to Malaysia and Indonesia. They have a lifespan of up to 30 years.

Orangutan is derived from the Malay word "orang hutan," which means the "man of the forest."