Man Sees Wife For First Time In Two Decades With Bionic Eye

February 24, 2015 10:08 AM

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Allen Zdred was recently able to see his wife of 45 years for the first time in two decades. The Minnesota man seemed to burst into simultaneous laughter and tears as he caught a glimpse of her with his new "bionic eye" in the video above.

Zdred, who is 68, has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that began to progress at a rapid pace 20 years ago. The disease causes deterioration of the part of the retina that turns light into vision, and eventually leads to total blindness.

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