MAN GETS BIONIC EYE, SEES FAMILY FOR FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS

February 25, 2015

A story out of Minnesota reminds us not to take our sense of sight for granted.

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Allen Zderad has pigmentosa, a degenerative, genetic eye disease that affects the part of the retina that translates light into sight.

The condition progressively stole the 68-year-old Allen’s vision, and he has to use a cane and the help of his wife Carmen to navigate the world.

But Allen was recently given a bionic eye at the Mayo Clinic that allowed him to see his wife for the first time in 10 years, although it was in outline only, without details.

He is the 15th person to receive the “Second Sight Argus II” system.

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