It happened without warning on Sept 21, 2013. A 50-year-old woman was attacked by a bear who mauled her eye out, according to Sudhir Singh, MS, Mount Abu, India. Early that evening, after she had gone to worship at a temple near the forest area, she and her grandson were making their way home when a bear with two cubs in tow attacked her, Dr. Singh explained. Subsequently, with all the damage, it took a while for surgeons to realize that the woman's eye was even missing. "When we were operating and suturing for other injuries, we could not find her eyeball," Dr. Singh said. "We presumed that the eye was lost." By then they expected it was long gone. All that changed the next morning, however, when the woman's son went in search of her cell phone. It was then that they found the eye. A call from the hospital informed an astounded Dr. Singh that the eye had been found on a tree branch. He rushed over to the hospital where it had been brought to see for himself. "I was very surprised," he recalled. "How did it happen that a bear has taken out the eye with a surgeon's precision?" After the eye was cleaned, it looked very normal, Dr. Singh marveled. Somehow in a matter of seconds the bear had used his nails like the scalpel of a surgeon, he observed, adding, "If I had to take any eye out of a socket, it would take around 15 to 20 minutes minimum. That animal had taken it out within seconds and without destroying it (Source The EyeWorld ) Full Story...
Eye as found on a tree branch after bear attack After cleaning the eye was found to be in good condition to donate tissue.
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