Minnesota Man Sees Wife for First Time in Decade Thanks to Bionic Eye

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A Minnesota man who has been blind for a decade can finally see the smiles on the faces of his family, including his ten grandchildren.

A camera was rolling as Allen Zderad saw his wife for the first time in 10 years thanks to a special pair of glasses, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Zderad suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative condition that until now left him unable to see anything but a bright light, the hospital stated.

That all changed after Zderad received an eye implant.

Now, wires from the implant are connected to the glasses and to a camera positioned at the bridge of Zderad’s nose, the Mayo Clinic said.

According to the hospital, the technology allows images seen by the camera to be sent directly to the optic nerve, bypassing the damaged retina, allowing Zderad to make out the outlines of objects and people.

CNN contributed to this story.

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