A revolutionary bionic eye implant will help an elderly woman in Hawaii to see again after being blind for nearly two years. The bionic device was implanted by surgeons at the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii, located in Honolulu, on Tuesday into a 72-year-old Japanese-American woman.
The woman lost vision because of an incurable hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa. Dr. Gregg Kokame, who performed the surgery, said the woman is the first person to ever receive the implant in the Asian Pacific region.
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