Former model Katie Piper has undergone successful pioneering eye surgery to improve her vision.
The surgery has allowed Piper, 28, to see shapes and colours after previously having blurred vision.
Speaking about the surgery she said: “I can see movement, I can see shapes – if someone holds their hand up I can see how many fingers they are holding up. I would say the most significant thing about restoring my sight is I can be more independent if I have operations on my good eye.”
Her left eye was badly injured four years ago, when ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch threw sulphuric acid into her face.
She said: “Of all my injuries, it’s the damage to my left eye that has the most impact. The hardest part is not being able to see anything on one side. In crowded places it leaves me feeling scared and vulnerable.”
Since the attack, Piper has worked as a charity campaigner and set up The Katie Piper Foundation which helps people recover with scars and burns.
Her new documentary, ‘Katie: The Science Of Seeing Again’ will air on Channel 4 tonight (February 7).
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