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Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Katherine Edith Leonora Manchip, Ghislaine Sayers, John C M Lewis, James W Carter.

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Abstract
The following case reports describes the clinical presentation, surgical protocol, post-operative care and long-term follow up of an African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) presenting with a unilateral cataract. A 42-year-old female African elephant presented for assessment of ocular discomfort and visual deterioration in the left eye. Pre-surgical treatment included topical anti-inflammatory medication for twenty days prior to surgery. On the day of surgery following anaesthetic induction a two-handed phacoemulsification technique was performed in the left eye. She was left aphakic post-operatively.
Nine days post-operatively the patient had an intact menace response, dazzle reflex and direct pupillary light reflex. Fundoscopy at that stage was unremarkable. Follow up information was available for 5 years, from the time of surgery to the present day.
Despite remaining aphakic this case presents a successful visual outcome. To the author’s knowledge there is no other published report of phacoemulsification in a captive elephant.

Key words: African elephant, cataract, Loxodonta Africana, phacoemulsification


 
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Manchip KEL, Sayers G, Lewis JCM, Carter JW, . Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Vet J. 2019; 9(4): 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3


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Manchip KEL, Sayers G, Lewis JCM, Carter JW, . Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Vet J. 2019; 9(4): 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



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Manchip KEL, Sayers G, Lewis JCM, Carter JW, . Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Vet J. (2019), [cited December 05, 2023]; 9(4): 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



Harvard Style

Manchip, K. E. L., Sayers, G., Lewis, J. C. M., Carter, J. W. & (2019) Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Vet J, 9 (4), 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



Turabian Style

Manchip, Katherine Edith Leonora, Ghislaine Sayers, John C M Lewis, James W Carter, and . 2019. Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (4), 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



Chicago Style

Manchip, Katherine Edith Leonora, Ghislaine Sayers, John C M Lewis, James W Carter, and . "Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ." Open Veterinary Journal 9 (2019), 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Manchip, Katherine Edith Leonora, Ghislaine Sayers, John C M Lewis, James W Carter, and . "Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ." Open Veterinary Journal 9.4 (2019), 294-300. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Manchip, K. E. L., Sayers, G., Lewis, J. C. M., Carter, J. W. & (2019) Unitlateral phacoemulsification in a captive African elephant (Loxodonta africana) . Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (4), 294-300. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.3