A SURGEON in the UK has become the first to live stream an operation across the globe which was filmed using a pair of Google Glasses, a hospital has said.

People could tune in to see through the eyes of medic Shafi Ahmed as he removed cancerous tissue from the liver and bowel of a 78-year-old man at The Royal London Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Medics have performed operations wearing the glasses before but the streams have only been available to people inside their own countries, this is the first time an operation has been streamed across the planet, the spokeswoman added. It is the first time a surgeon in the UK has streamed an operation over the internet using the ­technology, the spokeswoman said.

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Most of the 13,000 people from 115 countries who tuned in were medical students.