Larry Hester sits patiently after an ultrasound procedure performed by Dr. Paul Hahn at Duke Eye Center in Durham. Hester underwent surgery at Duke on Wednesday, when a retinal prosthesis system, known as the Argus II, was implanted in his left eye. A miniature video camera picks up images that are sent to a micro-processor and wirelessly transmitted to a computer chip in the eye. The patient then learns to see in a new way which involves high contrast images. Hester, who lives in Raleigh with his wife, Jerry, is excited about the procedure and looking forward to whatever the results hold.
Larry Hester sits patiently after an ultrasound procedure performed by Dr. Paul Hahn at Duke Eye Center in Durham. Hester underwent surgery at Duke on Wednesday, when a retinal prosthesis system, known as the Argus II, was implanted in his left eye. A miniature video camera picks up images that are sent to a micro-processor and wirelessly transmitted to a computer chip in the eye. The patient then learns to see in a new way which involves high contrast images. Hester, who lives in Raleigh with his wife, Jerry, is excited about the procedure and looking forward to whatever the results hold. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Larry Hester sits patiently after an ultrasound procedure performed by Dr. Paul Hahn at Duke Eye Center in Durham. Hester underwent surgery at Duke on Wednesday, when a retinal prosthesis system, known as the Argus II, was implanted in his left eye. A miniature video camera picks up images that are sent to a micro-processor and wirelessly transmitted to a computer chip in the eye. The patient then learns to see in a new way which involves high contrast images. Hester, who lives in Raleigh with his wife, Jerry, is excited about the procedure and looking forward to whatever the results hold. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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