Strategies_LAB_6 - S teven Coburn Experimental surgery on a...

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Steven Coburn Experimental surgery on a 49 year old man, blind since childhood with virtually no vision has “seen” improvement thanks to the Wills Eye Institute. Surgeons there implanted a small array of electrodes in the back of the gentleman’s eye “which will remain anonymous”. The small video camera in his sunglasses provides transmitted to his newly installed implant and thus in the midpoint of church service his new eye “work”. After testing at the University of Pennsylvania the patient was quoted as saying “everyday I can make out more than the day before and it is very weird to get use to.” 32 people have been implanted with differing forms of retinal degeneration, and all have reported the ability to see something. The device adequately named the “Argus” after the 100 eyed Greek mythical guardian. Although expectations are low, slight glimmers of hope lie on the horizon. Each day the patient’s progress continues. I did fail to mention that during September of
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