Me and my operation: How a doughnut in my eye cured my blurred vision

Mohammed-Muhtaseb-FRCOphth

Me and my operation: How a doughnut in my eye cured my blurred vision.

Around 30,000 Britons are affected by the eye disease keratoconus, which causes distorted and blurred vision. Beckie Newton, 26, a full-time mother of one from west Wales, had her sight restored with a new implant. She tells CAROL DAVIS her story.

About four years ago, when I was working for a car dealership, colleagues commented that I sat with my face almost touching the computer screen. My fiance, Owain, was also concerned about how close I’d sit to the TV – I’d be just 18in from it. So I went to a High Street optician who tested my eyes, but didn’t give me glasses. He didn’t say what he thought it was, but sent me to my GP, who referred me to an eye specialist, again without explanation.

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