Thursday, 1 August 2013

Man who was born blind sees for the first time at age 68

All of his life, Pierre-Paul Thomas lived without the gift of vision, but a surprise surgery this year allowed the 68-year-old to see for the first time. Thomas was born with congenital nystagmus, a condition that made his eyes move side to side involuntary and had damaged optic nerves and cataracts on top of that.

He had resigned himself to the fact that he would never be able to see.

He can see now
But then he fell down a set of stairs in his Montreal apartment two years ago, and it may have been the best thing to ever happen to him. 
The fall required surgery on Thomas's face, where the thin bones around his eye sockets fractured. 

While consulting with a plastic surgeon, she asked nonchalantly: 'Oh, while we're at it, do you want us to fix your eyes, too?'

Thomas was shocked. he didn't think it was possible.

I can imagine how he'll feel seeing all the beautiful things he's been missing. God is great

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