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A previously blind man from North Carolina has been granted the ability to digitally see once again through a new “bionic eye” which can transform light into images.
Larry Hester, 66, was blind for 33 years before scientists at Duke University, in North Carolina, switched on the device.
As the “eye” was switched on, Hester jumped from the shock initially, before his face broke into a persistent smile and his wife, Jerry, rushed over to him to share his joy. “Can you really see?” she said, adding: “Can I give him a kiss?”