Bionic eye helps Fleetwood man see

A grandfather from Lancashire can see his family for the first time in 20 years after surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

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Bionic eye helps grandfather from Fleetwood to see again

A grandfather plunged into darkness when he lost his sight nearly thirty years ago, can now see again thanks to a bionic eye.

The sight is very restricted but Keith Hayman, from Fleetwood, says he can make out flashes of light and his grandchildren.

He is among a handful of people worldwide who have had the treatment for a rare eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Medics want to see if the system can be used to help patients with another eye condition - the dry form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, which affects thousands of people.

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