The biggest eye surgery ever for cataract at Duchess, a 45-year-old African elephant, at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England. She had already lost her right eye to glaucoma. Image credit: Richard Austin
The 4.4-ton Duchess, had a surgery similar to the one that 1.8 million Americans undertake each year.
Vet Jim Carter made the operation at Duchess, along with a team of 9 persons and specially designed tools.
The operation was successful and Duchess is in good health.