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Animal Research Minute – Have you ever wondered how animal research helps animals?

Well, animals too are the beneficiaries of the incredible medical and scientific breakthroughs discovered with the help of lab animals. Just take Buck, a harbor seal that suffered from severe cataracts in both eyes. Buck’s cataracts were so bad, he became blind. But according to KMPH, Buck recently underwent a more than 4-hour surgery to remove cataracts in both his eyes. Now, Buck can see. Cataract surgery was developed with the help of cats and now other animals, like Buck, are the beneficiaries of this research.

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