Pansy’s Day At Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer)

We have a special friend named Pansy here with us at Mount Pleasant (Farrer). She walks in blind this morning. We hope, before the end of the day, she will walk out of our doors, able to see again.

Formerly at Redhill, Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer) is now located at Blk 3 Queen's Road, #02-141, Singapore 260003. 

Formerly at Redhill, Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer) is now located at Blk 3 Queen’s Road, #02-141, Singapore 260003.

IMG_3562

The team at Mount Pleasant (Farrer) comprises of Dr Heng Yee Ling, Dr Ang Yilin, Dr Teo Jiawen, Dr Daphne Low & Dr Joanna Goh.

1948061_1018517421532200_4228301371726296673_n

Pansy was a sorry sight when she was rescued by SOSD in April.

IMG_7714

After a few months of TLC by fosterer Audrey & family, Pansy has blossomed. One of the sweetest girls we have ever met.

FullSizeRender-29

Fosterer Audrey, her son Josh & SOSD volunteer Teresa with Pansy. Today is her cataract surgery with Dr Heng Yee Ling. Her left eye is already completely blind. But we can restore sight in her right eye.

IMG_3565

Dr Heng gives Pansy another round of eye check before admitting her for surgery.

IMG_3564

Checking the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Pansy’s right eye, the eye that will be operated on.

IMG_3566

10.20am: All set for the surgery that would give Pansy the gift of sight. Special eye drops will be administered on Pansy’s eye regularly in the next hour before surgery commences.

Dr Heng prepares Pansy's eye for cataract survey.

Dr Heng prepares Pansy’s eye for cataract surgery. Under general anaesthesia, the eyeball usually rolls back into the socket, making it inaccessible to the surgeon. An intravenous nerve block is administered which makes the eyeball rotate to the centre.

The lens is a clear structure inside the eye that focuses light & images on the retina. It is made up of clear protein surrounded by a very thin and elastic capsule. A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness that forms within the lens.

The lens is a clear structure inside the eye that focuses light & images on the retina. It is made up of clear protein surrounded by a very thin & elastic capsule. A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness that forms within the lens.

FullSizeRender-30

Pansy has a hypermature cataract which has become very hard. It takes a longer time for such cataracts to be broken apart by a procedure called phacoemulsification.

IMG_3610

A small corneal incision is made to gain entry into the eye & a blue dye injected to stain the lens to make it clearly visible. Then a small window is created in the lens capsule through which the cataract is broken apart & removed via a procedure called phacoemulsification.


Pansy’s cataract surgery went well. Here is more info on Cataract Surgery

And the surgery is complete. Waiting for Pansy to wake up from general anaesthesia.

The surgery is completed. Waiting for Pansy to wake up from general anaesthesia.

Pansy's cataract surgery went well. Look at how clear her right eye is compared with her left.

Hello Pansy! Can’t wait for you to see your rescuers soon.

Here are some highlights of Pansy’s surgery and day at Mount Pleasant (Farrer)  ->