Bionic Eye Implant Restores Man’s Vision After 40 Years Of Blindness | BGR

John Jameson might not have believed in miracles a year ago, but breakthroughs in modern science have made certain that he does now. The Tatum, Texas man had been blind for more than 40 years after an aggressive infection ended up taking his vision. Jameson would eventually come to terms with his disability and make the best of his situation, but he now has a new outlook on life — literally — after a revolutionary surgery involving a bionic eye implant restored his vision earlier this year.

The rare procedure gained FDA approval in the United States only recently, and there are just a handful of doctors capable of performing the complex surgery. Jameson’s wife happened to learn of the surgery while researching, and she found one of the few doctors capable of performing the procedure in Shreveport, Louisiana.

“Well, my wife has been following it,” Jameson told Texas Standard. “It’s been in development for several years, and it now as FDA approval. There have been only a limited number in the United States. Dr. [Christopher] Shelby is the one who did the implant – he was chosen out of many many candidates to set up this team that’s doing this.”

Dr. Shelby’s WK Eye Institute is home to one of the few groups in the country capable of the complicated procedure. Shelby performed the surgery in April and after 40 years of darkness, Jameson miraculously regained his vision with the help of the freshly implanted bionic eye.

Jameson said he experienced some double vision at first that continues to impact his newly restored sight at times, but his vision grows clearer each day as his brain adjusts to the implant.

“When you’re a kid, you’d wake up for christmas morning, and you’d walk down and see the tree lights and the gifts and everything – the joy you get when that happens. And now that’s been happening to me for every day, because every day I wake up I can see more and more,” Jameson said. “When I wake up in the morning, I love to see nature waking up. It’s like a miracle.”

Source: Bionic Eye Implant Restores Man’s Vision After 40 Years Of Blindness | BGR

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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