Blind man describes joy at seeing wife for first time in decade thanks to 'bionic eye' A oakley whisker blind man from Minnesota has described his joy at seeing his wife for the first time oakley glasses clearance in a decade after doctors fitted him with a eye implant.
Video released by the Mayo Clinic showed the surprise, excitement and delight spread across Allen Zderad's face as he turned to his wife, Carmen, after he put on the adapted sunglasses that operate with the implant. a bit like radar that I have to decipher and interpret, he said. But recognising his wife was no challenge. easy, he explained, she the most beautiful one in the room." Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have embedded a tiny electronic chip in his right eye. The Second Sight implant receives light wave signals from a small camera fitted in the bridge of the custom made Oakley sunglasses clearance oakley sunglasses via a small video video processing unit, bypassing the damaged retina. Although he will not be able to see finer details, such as people's faces, his quality of life has already dramatically improved. The technology has already allowing him to identify a knife, fork and plate on the dinner table, navigate doorways and furniture in his home and of course to see his wife, four children and 10 grandchildren some for the first time. He has even made out his own reflection. can make out an outline oakley radar of for example a head and shoulder, not facial features, but I can see that someone is there or they are moving, he said. very exciting. Mr Zderad has always suffered sight problems due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease, and began to lose his sight around 20 years ago. For the past 10 years, he has been almost completely blind, able only to detect bright light. "This is great for this family, said Dr Raymond Iezzi Jr, the Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist who conducted the procedure. also very unusual for a scientist like me to be able to actually apply outcomes of what we worked on for years to help a patient. That very special. He is the 15th American patient to benefit from the implant. And the new technology also means that he will be less dependent on his wife for the most basic tasks.
obviously far from perfect vision, but it a great help, said Mrs Zderad. whole life we have heard nothing can be done, nothing can be done, it all we heard. Until now.
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