Friday, April 12, 2013

Russian doctors returned sight to a green monkey


21.02.2013, 15:08
Russian doctors in the city of Novosibirsk conducted a unique eye operation. Their patient was not a man but a green monkey. Veterinarians were able to return sight to the almost blind animal. For the surgery, the 14-year-old monkey named Elsa was brought from a zoo in Krasnoyarsk - another Siberian city which is a thousand kilometers away from Novosibirsk.
Russian doctors in the city of Novosibirsk conducted a unique eye operation. Their patient was not a man but a green monkey. Veterinarians were able to return sight to the almost blind animal.For the surgery, the 14-year-old monkey named Elsa was brought from a zoo in Krasnoyarsk - another Siberian city which is a thousand kilometers away from Novosibirsk. The zoo staff had lately noticed that something was disturbing the monkey. She had become less mobile, rarely ever moving from enclosure to enclosure. Even at the zoo, the doctors had diagnosed Elsa with "cataract”. Moreover, according to the veterinarians, this disease is as common among monkeys as in humans and that it had affected both the eyes of monkey, said veterinary ophthalmologist Kira Kondakova.
Source: Voice of Russia

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