Blind man sees wife for first time in over a decade with bionic eye Allen Zderad, a oakley sunglasses dealers 68 year old native of Forest Lake, suffers from retinitis pigmentosa,a degenerative disease that often causes blindness, and hasn been able to seehis wife or grandchildren in over ten years.
In fact, he has never even seen some of thosegrandkids. years, but I still kiss her with my eyes closed, the retired chemistsaid, laughingin a NBC report. whole life we have heard nothing can be done, nothing can be done, it all we heard, until now, Carmen Zderad told ABC. WATCH ABOVE:A video oakley goggles released on YouTube by the Mayo Clinic shows the moment Allen Zderad saw his wife for the first time in over 10 years oakley thump with the help of the Second Sight retinal prosthesis. Health officials installedthe Second Sight Argus II retinal prosthesis system. It basically a pair of glasses with a mounted camerathat captures an image, sends it to a small computer, which in turn sends aprocessed translation back to the glasses to transferwireless instructions to a retinal oakley gloves implant. The implant itself contains 60 electrodes. retinal prosthesis implant has taken over 25 years to develop. Hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of people to bring this forward to this point, said Dr. Raymond Iezzi,a Mayo Clinic retinal surgeon and clinical ophthalmologist. In an emotional video posted on YouTube, Zderad showed excitement and jubilation as the image of his wife slowly came into view for the first time. There wasn enough tissue in the room to soak up all the tears from family and friends. one of the most rewarding moments in my career, to see him respond the way he did, Iezzi told the Post Bulletin. is a gift I think many physicians aspire to.
Zderad can now see are pixelated images in black and white. It not exactly 20 20 vision, or as advanced as the gearStar Trek Geordi La Forge wore, but it something. (left to right) Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Beatrice, The Duke of Edinburgh, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and The Duke of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday today.
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