07.12.2009

New eye procedure "could give people perfect vision"

New eye procedure "could give people perfect vision"

A revolutionary new eye operation could help give people HD vision.

The procedure, which has been carried out on the first few patients in the UK in recent weeks, involves a new form of lens which can be adjusted to give people perfect vision after it has being inserted into the eye, reports the Daily Mail.

It works by being able to change shape when laser lights are shone onto it and can be used to treat cataracts, long and short-sightedness and astigmatisms.

"You can virtually promise people who have cataract surgery that they will have perfect vision, whereas before that hasn"t been possible," consultant ophthalmic surgeon Bobby Qureshi, who has been carrying out the procedure, told the news provider.

"What"s more exciting is that some people may even achieve "super vision"."

So far, 1,000 patients have been operated on across the globe.

Last month, it was reported that engineers at the University of Washington have developed contact lenses with built-in circuits that allow the wearer to see graphics on top of the world around them.

by Martin Burns


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