Grandfather writes first love letter to his wife after his sight is restored


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The Independent US

A grandfather who regained his sight immediately penned a love letter to his wife, after seeing her for the first time in over two decades.

The grandfather had been suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for 22-years, but his sight was partially restored following a telescope eye implant.

The telescopes are inserted during a brief operation and take the place of an individual's own eye lens. They work by magnifying the images a patient sees and projecting them, improving their ability to recognise facial detail.

His grandson, reddit user 77freakofnature, posted a picture of the note online addressed to his grandmother. It simply reads: "I love you Glenda."

AMD generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision, leaving the sufferer with increasingly blurred sight.

The speed at which the condition progresses depends on individual cases. It is the leading cause of visual impairment in the UK and affects over 500,000 people each year.