Big Cats Charity In Namibia
August 2, 2018
Keeler loaned a veterinary surgeon a 4Sight as well as a PSL (portable slit lamp) for her recent charity work with big cats in Namibia. She was able to get good b-Scan images of all the cat's globes (17 individuals) and pachymeter readings. The B-Scans were important clinically, especially for a leopard that she examined for a diffuse mature cataract. The B-Scan imaged gross changes to the vitreous in the posterior segment, making the decision regarding possible surgery a more informed one. She used the PSL as a light source to perform monocular indirect ophthalmoscopy since there was no indirect ophthalmoscope in the field. The cats were a mixture of cheetahs, leopards, and lions that were rescued and rehabilitated from two NGOs that do incredible conservation work - the AfriCat Foundation and the Cheetah Conservation Fund.