As senior veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, OSU alum Ryan De Voe (Class of ’99) cares for lots of different animals. But a recent case of cataracts in a beloved elephant whose vision was failing catapulted De Voe into a new frontier in veterinary medicine: contact lenses for animals.
With cataracts in both eyes, C’sar, a 38-year-old African bull elephant, was unhappily bumping into everything and giving up on life. Although cataract surgery improved his vision and gave him renewed energy, it left C’sar farsighted. That’s where the contact lenses came in. Read more.