'Bionic Eye' Restores Sight to Blind Man

Michigan man blinded by degenerative disease is fitted with kind of bionic eye.
1:37 | 04/23/14

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Our "Instant index" begins with a medical advance straight out of science fiction. A Michigan man has become the fourth person to be fitted with a kind of buy onic eye. It took doctors four and a half hours to implant electrodes in his eye receiving impulses from a small video camera transmitted to the optic nerve and the brain and man blinded by a degenerative disease can see shadows and light. A milestone for an American original. Wrigley field home to the Chicago cubs turns 100 today. Wrigley on the bucket list for fans. That signature red, the ivy, the hand operated score board. A connection to a simpler time in this country. Here was the baseball diamond then and now. The crowds marking the vintage costumes. Baseball, Wrigley so much at the heart of the American experience. And it has happened again, the second time in two weeks, a carriage horse spooked, terrified tourists hanging on. Their carriage flying through the streets of Charleston. The passengers and drive are fine tonight. A bystander had minor bruises and it's a kind of dangerous deja Vu, the one incident in savanna, Georgia, some clever restaurant workers in that case and a handful of carrots calmed that horse.

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