South Florida woman first to receive bionic eye in Florida

Growing up, Carmen Torres didn’t think much about her vision until the age of 18, when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition in which vision gradually declines over time.

At the age of 45, Torres couldn’t see herself in the mirror anymore.

“I adapt well to my incapacity because you don’t have another choice. You have to move forward with your life,” Torres said.

After 16 years of being blind, there was finally some hope for Torres. A team of doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute discovered a possible solution –a bionic eye


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