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