September 24, 2012
BehindTheMedspeak: First elephant cataract surgery in the UK
Long story short:
Duchess, a 43-year-old blind Asian elephant, recently underwent what might have been "the world's largest ever cataract operation."
From the Mail Online:
"The elephant, who only has one eye, has been able to do little more than distinguish between light and dark for years. But thanks to surgeons at Paignton Zoo, Devon, she should soon be able to see clearly once again."
"The huge creature was put under by anaesthetists David Burton and Jo Jago for around three hours, while the delicate operation was carried out by consultant opthamologist Jim Carter and assistant John Lewis."
"After she came round Duchess seemed to be fine and was tenderly rubbing the sore eye with her trunk."
[via Kay (Leah)]
September 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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