12/18/2008 10:58 AM
A 15-year-old British cat's eyesight has been restored by contact lenses, in what's believed to be a medical first. Ernest the cat was suffering from entropion, which made his lids turn inward and scratch his eyeballs. Veterinarians suggested the innovative solution because the cat was too old to risk a general anesthetic. Staff at the Godshill RSPCA on the Isle of Wight - Ernest's home of 13 years - said the cat will continue to live there because he is a popular feature on the reception desk. His lenses will be removed and cleaned by staff every three weeks.
From The Globe & Mail