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.
The team at Mount Pleasant (Farrer) comprises of Dr Heng Yee Ling, Dr Ang Yilin, Dr Teo Jiawen, Dr Daphne Low & Dr Joanna Goh.
Pansy was a sorry sight when she was rescued by SOSD in April.
After a few months of TLC by fosterer Audrey & family, Pansy has blossomed. One of the sweetest girls we have ever met.
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.
Dr Heng gives Pansy another round of eye check before admitting her for surgery.
Checking the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Pansy’s right eye, the eye that will be operated on.
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 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 & elastic capsule. A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness that forms within the lens.
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.
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.
The surgery is completed. Waiting for Pansy to wake up from general anaesthesia.
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) ->