‘Ender’s June Brown’s eyesight SAVED after miracle op

A medical break through

June Brown

by A Jakes |
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June Brown who plays Dot Cotton in BBC1's EastEnders is finally able to see again thanks to cutting-edge medical treatment, meaning she was one of the first to trial it.

The 90-year-old (who's birthday was made into a massive event on the telly, because she's so great) volunteered to trial the sight-saving procedure, which will hopefully be rolled out to treat the leading cause of blindness in the next few months. Very exciting news for some.

June told The Sunday Express, "I can see people's faces and recognise my children again!

"I can now distinguish colours and the pattern on a rug that I couldn't see before. I can read again and I don't think I would be able to see at all if I hadn't had the operation."

Amazing news!

Dot Cotton
©BBC Eastenders website

Bobby Qureshi, June’s eye surgeon, was thrilled with the operation's success and explained:

“When I tested her eyes after the operation, I nearly fell off my chair. The improvement was astonishing.”

'Enders fans will know that on-screen character Dot Cotton has been suffering with detoriating sight in an on-going storyline, in which the soap teamed up with the Royal National Institute of Blind People, to give light to an important issue that affects many lives.

We wonder if Dot will have a sight-saving op as well? Our fingers and toes are crossed.

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