Sight restored after 55 year wait

A man in the US, who was blinded in one eye 55 years ago, has had his sight restored, according to the Journal of Medical Case Reports.

The patient was eight when his retina was detached after he was hit in the right eye with a tone.

When the retina is detached for a long time it be permanently damaged, so re-attaching it might not restore vision.

Doctors said restoring sight after this length of time was a medical first. — via

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