Another Blind Man Gets Bionic Eye


Man Blind for Decades Sees Again With Bionic Eye

Larry Hester is country’s 7th recipient of device

It’s been 33 years since Larry Hester started going blind. But thanks to a new bionic eye, the 66-year-old is experiencing vision once again, reports Duke Medicine. Granted, “it’s not vision as we traditionally know it,” a Duke University scientist tells Duke Medicine. But “turning this device on allows him to experience a whole new world.” Hester is the first person in North Carolina, and only the seventh in the country, to receive an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device. Last month, he had a sensor implanted in his eye; it gathers light signals from a camera on his glasses.

On Oct. 1, the device was turned on for the first time. Could….Continue Reading

http://www.newser.com/story/197222/man-blind-for-decades-sees-again-with-bionic-eye.html

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