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Cataract extraction in a lioness

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7182.500a (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:500

Professor Gustavo Pisenti, of the University of Perugia, has lately had a thrilling experience in extracting a cataract from a powerful lioness about three years old. The animal was placed in a suitable cage in the middle of the menagerie, and the first difficulty was the administration of an anaesthetic. The intervals between the bars of the cage were filled up with cotton wool, and a large packet of gauze impregnated …

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