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Man sees his wife for the first time since becoming blind 33 years ago

By Mason White 6:00 PM October 19, 2014
Larry Hester with his wife 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) It was an emotional moment for everyone who witnessed a man being able to see his wife for the first time in 33 years.

The 66-year-old man of North Carolina, became the 7th person in the United States, to receive a bionic eye, which helped him see his wife for the first time in 33 years, according to the Duke Medicine website.

Larry Hester was diagnosed with retinas pigmentosa in his early 30s and has been blind ever since.

Last month, doctors began the process of inserting a bionic eye called an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device.
Now, when his eye was tested, and Hester confirmed that he was able to see his wife.

His wife, who was overwhelmed with joy, asked the doctor if she was allowed to kiss her husband, before planting a kiss on his lips.