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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, left, examines Roger Pontz's left eye along with Pontz's wife, Terri Pontz, right, at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The artificial implant in Pontz's left eye is called the Argus II, and is part of the system developed by a California company that includes a small video camera and transmitter housed in a pair of glasses.