Eye surgery on leopard

In a rare event at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a team of veterinarians and assistants conducted an eye surgery on a leopard. Conducted between 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday, the operation was necessitated by old wounds the leopard had suffered after several bouts of in-fighting in the national park. "The leopard, a male which is eight years old, was suffering from problems in both eyes,' said wildlife veterinarian at the park, Dr Kishor Batwe. One eye was deformed and also had fibrosis, which was obstructing his vision, said Dr Batwe.