Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Sight Restored: Tiny Telescope Implanted In Cornishwoman's Eye

telescope
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 14th June 2013

A woman from north Cornwall has become one of the first in the UK to have a tiny telescope implanted in her eye - so she can see again.

The new treatment means people who are partially sighted will be able to see their grandchildren, read and watch telly.

The unnamed patient had the procedure to treat end-stage macular degeneration, which experts say is the leading cause of blindness in the UK.

Smaller than a pea, the telescope magnifies images that would normally be seen in central vision. They are projected onto the healthy portion of the retina.

The woman is only the second person in the country to benefit from the surgery, which was carried out at Duchy Hospital in Truro.

Consultant Ophthamologist Nicholas Wilson-Holt carried out the delicate operation. He said: "Losing central vision in both eyes is one of the most debilitating conditions imaginable and is deeply frightening for patients - it can lead to depression and patients are at an increased risk of loss of independence and ability to take care of themselves.

"They may lose much enjoyment in life

"As a surgeon, it is deeply satisfying to me when a treatment comes along that can, after rehabilitation training, resotre some of the vision that has been lost."

7:01am 14th June 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Luke Dillon

WATCH: Newquay Surfer Sets Sights On Tokyo

Luke Dillon is finishing the year as Britain's highest-ranking in the World Surf League

smiler rollercoaster

Cornishwoman Runs For Money After Friend Loses Leg In Rollercoaster Crash

Caroline was inspired by her friend's courage to do something positive

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

PHOTO: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

And it has been there for over 12 hours!

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

NI child abuse inquiry recommends payoffs for victims

National News: An inquiry into historical abuse in Northern Ireland has found systematic failings in the care of children in institutions and recommended compensation.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

President Donald Trump's America will withdraw from the world

World News: America is entering a new era of insularity. Ending an age of free trade and heralding one of protectionism. 

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

Man Left Unconscious After Torpoint Attack

Cornwall News: Police search for attacker who grabbed man by the throat at a nightclub

Older article

St Ives Secondary In Special Measures

Cornwall News: OFSTED pans school for not inspiring pupils and inadequate teaching

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.