A hospital in the South has become one of the first NHS centres to use lasers as its first line treatment for cataracts. It is hoped that new laser technology at the Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey - will bring down waiting times. Penny Silvester reports.
Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey is believed to be the first NHS hospital in the country to use a new laser treatment for routine cataract operations.
The laser technology uses tiny bursts of energy to clear a patient's cloudy eye lens so that there is no for knives, needles or a general anaesthetic.