I recently wrote about the groundbreaking procedure of glass eyes being implanted into two Rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium. A video of the unique operation has recently been released. It shows the talented husbandry team at the Vancouver Aquarium completing the complex surgery.
Vancouver Aquarium head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena, with help from Dr. Lesanna Lahner of Seattle Aquarium, affixes a prosthetic eye on a yellowtail rockfish (Sebastes flavidus) that had its eye removed due to cataracts. They performed the same surgery on a second rockfish, a copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus), seen at the end of this video.
Having worked as and Aquarist and Researcher at the Vancouver Aquarium from 1996-2003, it is great to see a couple of my colleagues in the video and that the Aquarium continues to be a leader in fish health and husbandry.