Moorfields Eye Hospital team
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Eye transplant patients given gift of sight

BBC Inside Out has met the patients who have been given a new lease of life as a result of eye donations and transplants.

Reporter Nikki Bedi talked to Chris Watkins, who suffers from Fuchs' Dystrophy which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

Last year, 750 corneal transplants were carried out at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Inside Out went inside the hospital's 'eye bank' where donated eyes are kept for use on patients from one-month-old to 100-years-old.

But there is a serious shortage of eye donors as a result of an increase in demand for eye operations.

Inside Out London is broadcast on Monday, 22 September on BBC ONE at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 21 Sep 2014
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