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New 'bionic' eye to let Ray watch United.

A PARTIALLY sighted pensioner has had his central vision restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a "bionic eye" at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Ray Flynn, 80, from Manchester, is the world's first patient with advanced dry age related macular degeneration (AMD) to undergo the procedure.

The retired engineer, who has peripheral vision, is also believed to be the first human to have the use of combined natural and artificial sight.

Mr Flynn has experienced deteriorating central vision for the last eight years which has affected his quality of life but is now looking forward to a clearer view of his beloved Manchester United on television.

AMD is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 22, 2015
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