How Technology Changed the Life of a Blind Man

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How Technology Changed the Life of a Blind Man

How Technology Changed the Life of a Blind Man

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Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic eye disease that causes vision to deteriorate, eventually leading to complete blindness.

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In October of 2014...

Due to a bionic eye, that stimulates electric signals in the retina...

Finally saw light again...

A man named Larry Hester, who was completely blind due to retinitis pigmentosa...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiyGOUHD2nI

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Which allows him to "differentiate between light and dark spots within its field of vision," and see in a new way...

Changing his world, for the better.

"There are lights just flashing and sparkling all over the place, I just keep a smile on my face all the time."-Larry Hester


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