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Surgery performed to restore cheetah's eyesight

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Surgery performed to restore cheetah's eyesight Reply with quote
Arrow Bee can detect light but needs time to adjust: surgeons
By Rania Habib and Mohammad Shamseddine, Staff Reporters


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Abu Dhabi: A striking and playful young feline was given a chance to a better quality of life on Sunday, when her eyesight was restored by doctors in Abu Dhabi.

Bee, a nine-month-old cheetah, became the first ever animal to undergo this kind of surgery in the Gulf region.


Bee is the name of the cheetah who's eyesight was restored through surgery. This article tells her remarkable story!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What an AWESOME story Val! Very Happy
Thanks for sharing it with us.
I can fully understand what Bee must have been going through, as I too have cataract's in both eyes.
Now it will be some time before they do any surgery, but I can tell ya, it's not fun when your vision is not good.
I'm so happy to hear that Bee's surgery went well, and she can detect light. Cool
Now she needs is some R & R, and some TLC!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with cataracts. One of my grandmothers had cataracts -- but her surgery went very well. When it is time for yours -- let us nerds know so we can wish you well, and send you off with prayers & positive vibes!

So amazing what they can do now with eye surgery.

Even more amazing that they can perform eye surgery on a cheetah who was blind from birth & at least somewhat improve her quality of life. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Val, but it won't be for quite some time.
My eye doctor tell me that I will pretty well have to go blind before the cataracts can be removed.
Then they will only do one eye at a time.
But I will sure let you guys know when its time.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Cool!! Reply with quote
Ahhhh.... she should be up and about in no time i bet
P.S: i love cheetahs Wink Cool Very Happy
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