PHOENIX - It is what one Valley family is calling a medical miracle. New technology is allowing one dad to see his kids for the very first time.
Adam Cruz has been blind for most of his life. His vision problems started when he was 18 months old.
“My parents had to put contacts in my eyes so I could see,” said Cruz.
Adam has Retinitis Pigmentosa and he completely lost his vision at age 17.
Fifteen years later, he’s hoping new technology will give him a second chance. The FDA has approved the first ever eye implant. The Argus II uses a video camera to wirelessly transmit images to the brain.
Right now the technology is just for people with Retinitis Pigmentosa, but doctors are hoping it will eventually help all those with vision problems.
It won't fully restore vision, but it may allow people, like Adam, to detect light and dark.
"I always knew there would be something to help people see better," he said.
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