Firefighter's eyesight saved by eye lens operation
A firefighter who feared losing her job when she developed cataracts has told of her joy after surgeons used cutting-edge technology to save her sight.
Doctors said Lynsey Philpott, 28, who is stationed at Rawdon in Leeds, was the first person to have hi-tech lenses implanted on the NHS.
St James' Hospital in Leeds agreed to use top-of-the-range lenses to give her the perfect vision required in her job.
Ms Philpott, who had the operation last month, resumed full duties on Monday.
Amanda Harper reports.
21 Oct 2010
- From the section Health