January 27, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

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January 27, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

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January 27, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

"It tricks the brain into focusing beyond the damaged parts of the eye"

By , KOMO News - Published: Oct 28, 2013

SEATTLE -- A newly approved device is helping the blind see again by using a telescope that doctors insert into a patient's eye.

"Boggles the mind that something like this can be done," said Charles Depoe.

Depoe has struggled to see the world since he was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Eventually he lost all sight in his right eye.

"I was preparing just to sit in the easy chair at home staring at the wall for the rest of my life," Depoe said.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans over the age of 60, and it can't be stopped or ...
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January 27, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

"If we can just slow down what's happening, that would be a huge benefit."

By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer

LAKE STEVENS-- Jodi was diagnosed with hearing problems at age 3 and has needed hearing aids her whole life.

It wasn't until 2009, when her mother asked her to pick up a pen that she suddenly realized there was another problem.

"I couldn't find the pen because it was in my peripheral vision," she said. "That's when it dawned on us something was wrong."

Jodi was diagnosed with a type of Usher syndrome, a genetic disease that affects about one in 6,000 people. It can profoundly affect hearing, and causes night blindness and vision loss leading to tunnel vision.

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