If you’ve ever been out on a bright summer day without your sunglasses, you know how harsh the sun’s rays can be on unprotected eyes. For animals who spend all day, every day outside in the sun without shade, those rays can get downright dangerous. And that’s exactly what happened to Harman.

Harman is a bullock who was suffering from an advanced case of bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma, commonly known as “cancer eye.” This condition is very common in India’s bullocks and is thought to be caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. If left untreated, the cancer can soon spread into the head and neck.

A close-up shows that the bullock's left eye is filled with black, cancerous tissue.

It’s clear from this close-up of Harman’s cancerous eye that the condition must be extremely painful.

With many years of experience in treating this condition under their belt, Animal Rahat veterinarians took out Harman’s affected eye and started him on the road to recovery. The team was relieved to have removed what was no doubt a source of constant pain.

The bullock's left eye socket has fully healed after being surgically sewn up after the removal of the cancerous eye.

Harman may have lost his eye, but he kept his life!