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 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.
麻醉医生David Burton和Jo Jago将它麻醉了三小时，之后眼科顾问医生Jim Carter和助手John Lewis 开始了这台精细的手术。术后当“女爵”清醒后，她看上去状态不错，并且用鼻子轻轻地揉了揉她酸胀的眼睛。
The zoo’s curator of mammals, Neil Bemment, said although Duchess was groggy after the operation, the signs were looking good.