Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Surgical removal of cataract in an Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) by phacoemulsification and aspiration
Seiya MAEHARANaoya MATSUMOTONaoaki TAKIYAMAYoshiki ITOHYasunari KITAMURAKazuto YAMASHITATadashi SANOTakaharu ITAMINorihiko OYAMAMiri HAYASHIReiko KATOArisa SHIMODEArisa MASUKO
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A twenty-year-old male Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) presented at the Rakuno Gakuen University Animal Medical Center with a 10-year history of bilateral blindness and cataracts. Surgical treatment of bilateral cataracts by extracapsular lensextraction using phacoemulsification and aspiration (PEA) was performed under general anesthesia. An anterior capsulectomy was performed using micro iris scissors and micro anterior lens capsule forceps. The cataract was removed with PEA using the two-handed technique. After surgery, systemic corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics were administered. After cataract removal, the bear had recovered vision, and good quality vision has been maintained to date (15 months). PEA can be a safe and effective treatment for cataracts that impair vision in bears.

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