SAN DIEGO (CNS) - UC San Diego Health professionals worked with animal care specialists to save the eye of a 3-year-old gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, it was announced Monday. Leslie, a western lowland gorilla, was the cause of concern last month when Safari Park employees noticed cloudiness in her left eye. Closer inspection conformed the lens had changed and the eye was shifting haphazardly, causing the gorilla to favor her right eye. The park's veterinarians organized a team of internal and external experts, including ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists from UC San Diego Health, to perform the park's first-ever cataract surgery on a gorilla. "As veterinarians, we are experts in our species but we are not necessarily specialists in all of the different fields of medicine
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