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Pioneering treatment could restore sight

21 May 2012 Last updated at 14:37 BST

A woman from Edinburgh who is nearly blind has undergone a pioneering stem cell treatment which could restore her sight.

Sylvia Paton is the first person in the UK to take part in a clinical trial of the technique which could be used to help thousands of other people who suffer from a particular kind of blindness.

The technique has been developed by Scottish specialists to reverse corneal blindness.

BBC Scotland's health correspondent Eleanor Bradford reports.