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After 20 Years Of Darkness, Bionic Eye Helps Blind Man See

Postby sunnyd » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:02 am

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After 20 years of darkness, there is light for a man in Medford, Massachusetts.

A bionic eye implant has helped Anthony Andreotolla gain back some vision. It's not eyesight in the way most people see, but the technology is making a difference in his daily life.

"It's not actual vision. It's what they call artificial vision," Andreotolla told CBS Boston.

He suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that affects the retina. Andreotolla began to lose his vision in his teens and by his thirties, he couldn't see anything.
"Once everything is black, for many, many years, that was it," he said. For 20 years he lived in that darkness until he became one of the first people to receive a bionic eye.

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