Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Elephant Fitted with CLs

"A 45-year old Asian elephant at Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo has become the first elephant in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens, after her cornea was scratched during a scuffle with another member of the herd," according to the Irish Times. "Veterinarian Anne-Marie Verbruggen had fitted contact lenses to horses before, but never to an elephant. She had to use a ladder yesterday to reach her patient and perform the delicate operation – which lasted just under an hour." Read more.

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