Cautious Optimism for Blind Orangutan

Claudia Hartley, the ophthalmic surgeon, and her team in Borneo have removed the cataract from Aan’s eye.  It wasn’t obvious immediately if there was any damage to the optic nerve and if Aan’s sight would be restored but the eye looked healthy and clear. The damaged eye was removed because it was thought to be causing Aan pain. It may take a few weeks to know whether or not the surgery to restore her sight was successful. Meanwhile she is being monitored daily by the Orangutan Foundation staff at Camp Gemini, Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.

Orangutan Foundation will keep you updated. Thank you to everyone who has donated to help Aan.

John Lewis, Claudia Hartley and Steven Daud, OF vet examining Aan

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