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Season 200912 Episode 1230

The First Bionic Eye

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The First Bionic Eye
WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of eye surgery. Viewer discretion is advised. In 1949, Jo Ann Lewis began losing her sight to retinis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that destroys light-detecting cells in the eye. Today, microelectronic implants have allowed her to recapture a vestige of vision.moreless

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