Gosport journalist broadcasts cataract eye surgery

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A FILMMAKER and journalist is broadcasting cataract surgery live for the first time.

In a world first Dave Carter, from Gosport, is showing the surgery from a hospital in Malawi.

He is due to be broadcasting it online via social network Google+ at 1.30pm today.

Mr Carter said: ‘Live storytelling is vital for charities and organisations in order to bring audiences closer to their brand.

‘We’re always experimenting with new and engaging ways to tell stories, be it with SMS and radio in Africa or social networks.’

The two-day broadcast will show 69-year-old Winesi March who will have the surgery. He has been blind for two years.

Tomorrow the bandages will be removed and this will also be shown live online.

Mr March is expected to see his grandson for the first time.

Around 20 million people have cataracts, which causes vision to be blurred and gradually go completely.

To watch the video, see millionmiracles.org/location/Malawi