RESEARCH: Fast recovery times and better eyesight are the result of an innovative transplant procedure being carried out at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Fayyaz Musa, said the new surgery, thought to be carried out by only one other doctor in the country and approximately twelve worldwide, has very positive results for patients.

The surgery called descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty is a transplant of the cornea which involves transplanting much less than is normally done, reducing risks, improving recovery times to just a few weeks and providing unparalled visual results.

Mr Musa said: “During a standard endothelial cornea transplant you would normally you take about 25 per cent of the thickness of a cornea and transplant it.”