Rhian Lewis looks at a clock face with her 'bionic' eye
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Blind Cardiff woman tests 'bionic' eye for the first time

A Cardiff woman who has lost her eyesight has been given an electronic implant to restore some of her vision.

Rhian Lewis, 49, has an inherited condition that has left her completely blind in her right eye and with virtually no sight in her left.

But surgeons in Oxford have put a tiny light-sensitive microchip at the back of her right eye.

Here is the moment she tries out the implant for the very first time - as she is asked if she can tell where the hands on a clock face are pointing.

  • 05 Jan 2016
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