In Breaking Medical Fish News: Fish Gets Glass Eye

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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  glass eye The Vancouver Aquarium has gone to amazing lengths to give eyes to one of its display animals, a older copper rockfish. This copper rockfish was recently given glass eyes, a first of its kind surgery. The fish was suffering from cataracts in its left eye, due to old age. Without the new eye, and groundbreaking surgery, the fish would have been bullied. Other fish in the tank would have viewed its missing eye as a sign of weakness. Even with the glass eye, the fish is still at a disadvantage to other fish since it does not have perfect vision. It is great to see that the aquarium has decided to do this undoubtedly costly procedure in order to keep the rockfish quality of life high and on display to the public at the aquarium. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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