He Sees His Wife For The First Time In 10 Years. What He Says Next Broke My Heart!!
The doctor asks him, “who do you see?” And he can’t formulate a response. There are no words to describe the emotions running through his head right now! After suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, he eventually lost his vision 10 years prior to this experiment and has been blind ever since. He seems to be talking to everyone at once, still not quite sure how to adjust to being able to make out the crude figures being sent to his brain. He’s talking to the doctors while looking at his wife, and talking to the nurses while looking at his doctors.
There’s so much new information being thrown at his brain, and although it will take a lot of training and rehabilitation, I have hope that he will learn to use his new bionic eyes to see much more than just his wife. He might even be able to gain back a bit of independence now that he can learn to function in crowds and larger areas, and I hope that his recovery goes well.
I can’t imagine something as life changing as losing my vision, but I hope that there would be many people who would care and support me like this man’s family has done for him. This is such a touching moment, and I’m glad they caught it on film!