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Firefighter's eyesight saved by eye lens operation

21 October 2010 Last updated at 21:22 BST

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.