London, December 3 (ANI): Patients in the UK are getting their eyes fitted with tailor-made artificial lens that let them to have vision as sharp as seen in high definition.
Bobby Qureshi, the first ophthalmic surgeon in the UK to use the lens, described the technique as "a hugely significant development".
The process involves implanting the lens into the eye using the standard procedure for cataracts and then fine-tuning the focus.
The lens, made from a special light-sensitive silicone, is adjusted several times over a period of days and ultraviolet light is used on specific parts till it reaches perfect vision.
A final blast of light then permanently fixes the lenses' shape, giving patients a vision sharper than the ideal 20/20.
"We have the potential here to change patients' vision to how it was when they were young," Sky News quoted Qureshi as saying.
"The change is so accurate that we can even make the lens bifocal or varifocal, so as well as giving them good vision at distance we can give them good vision for reading.
"They won't need their glasses at all," Qureshi added. (ANI)