Vang the Gibbon

February 14, 2017

 

Dr Andrew Atkins performed surgery in 2016 to restore sight in Melbourne Zoo's beloved female gibbon Vang. Vang underwent a successful cataract removal and is enjoying life with her clear vision. 

 

This is only the second time this type of procedure has ever been performed on a gibbon.

 

'Vang experienced a dramatic improvement in her vision, and now we’ve established that her retina is healthy and that she has good distance vision.  Surgery on her right eye will be an option in the future if she needs it.' - Dr Andrew Atkins.

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Zoos Victoria. 

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