- Publish Date
- Thursday, 26 February 2015, 9:44AM
This 68-year-old man began losing his sight due to a degenerative eye diesease called retinitis pigmentosa 10 years ago.
The disease meant that the grandfather of 10 had to prematurely call time on his career as a chemist as there has been no prior effective treatment for the disease.
However, that didn't stop Allen Zderad from living his life. As his sight deteriorated, and all he could see was light, he began to rely on his other senses to get him through.
His sense of touch grew stronger, which allowed him to enjoy spatial relationships and to continue woodworking.
10 years after losing his sight, Mr Zderad gained a bionic eye implant and was able to see his wife for the first time in a decade. Technology is awesome!