CATARACT OPERATION FOR ELEPHANT.

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She won't forget that in a hurry: Elephant rubs her eye in disbelief after cataract op to restore her sight. Duchess, a 43-year-old Asian elephant, only has the one eye left.

She had been able to do little more than distinguish between light and dark for years. Put under by anaesthetists for around three hours while the delicate operation was carried out  Seems to be recovering well and was tenderly rubbing the sore eye with her trunk It was a truly mammoth undertaking, but Duchess the blind elephant will finally be able to see again after receiving what was quite possibly the world's largest ever cataract operation.





The 43-year-old Asian elephant, who only has the one eye left, had 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 ophthalmologist 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.



The first ever elephant cataract operation in the UK:* Duchess prepares for her treatment for a cataract, to hopefully regain sight in one eye.




A delicate tusk:* Duchess's trunks rest on sand-bags as the groundbreaking operation is carried out.























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