IT seems like the stuff of science fiction to read that Holmfirth man Gerald Morris has been fitted with a telescopic eye.

Yet it is a real and his life has been changed by it.

Gerald is one of the first people in the UK to have this type of implant to cure macular degeneration.

His is a heart-rending story in which a life has been transformed by a miracle which has given him the gift of sight.

Gerald had a devastating condition where he lost his central vision and couldn’t see things that were right in front of him, including people’s faces and even the food on his plate.

Congratulations go the medical marvels who have achieved a major breakthrough in helping to restore failing eyesight.