Blind woman’s joy as she is able to read the time thanks to ‘bionic eye’

A patient who is the first in the UK to receive the world’s most advanced ‘bionic eye’ has been able to read the time for the first time in more than five years.

The moment Rhian Lewis, 49, realised she had correctly told the time is captured on BBC’s ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’, to be broadcast on Wednesday 6 January 2016.

Surgeons at the Oxford Eye Hospital at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital implanted a tiny electronic chip at the back of Rhian’s retina in her right eye as part of ongoing NHS-funded research of the technology.

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