Carmen Torres from Tampa is the first blind woman to receive the bionic eye implant system in Florida as she smiles at a press conference on July 31, 2015, next to Alex Gonzalez, right, a biomedical engineer at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Carmen Torres from Tampa is the first blind woman to receive the bionic eye implant system in Florida as she smiles at a press conference on July 31, 2015, next to Alex Gonzalez, right, a biomedical engineer at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. C.M. GUERRERO EL NUEVO HERALD
Carmen Torres from Tampa is the first blind woman to receive the bionic eye implant system in Florida as she smiles at a press conference on July 31, 2015, next to Alex Gonzalez, right, a biomedical engineer at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. C.M. GUERRERO EL NUEVO HERALD

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