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Blind man 'excited' at retina implant

A British man who has been totally blind for many years has had part of his vision restored after surgery to fit a pioneering eye implant.

The device, which was fitted behind the retina, has enabled Chris James to perceive light and even some shapes.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 03 May 2012
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