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(Lancashire Evening Post)   I can see clearly now - Dad's joy at seeing family for first time after revolutionary eye procedure   (lep.co.uk) divider line 52
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2013-01-12 09:07:03 AM
He's overjoyed to see his kids, and horrified to see his wife.
 
2013-01-12 09:09:41 AM
Aw, sweet. Good for him.

My dad had a similar story, albeit not as dramatic. For years my dad had cataracts, and never did much about it. His doctor finally persisted and got him to have the surgery. Afterwards, Dad told my mom that he was amazed. He thought all this time that pollution had turned the skies brown, because for years that was all he saw. He couldn't believe that the skies were still blue.
 
2013-01-12 09:10:24 AM
Sometimes blindness is a blessing.
 
2013-01-12 09:12:39 AM
Article never once mentioned what this "revolutionary" procedure was. Talked of donor tissue, probably just a PK (corneal transplant) or DSEK (partial corneal transplant). If so, there are many, many thousands of these done every year, and there have been for a long time. If not, tell us what this fancy new thing is! Damn fine journalism there.
 
2013-01-12 09:13:33 AM
I see what you did there.
 
2013-01-12 09:14:36 AM

SkerriNinja: Aw, sweet. Good for him.

My dad had a similar story, albeit not as dramatic. For years my dad had cataracts, and never did much about it. His doctor finally persisted and got him to have the surgery. Afterwards, Dad told my mom that he was amazed. He thought all this time that pollution had turned the skies brown, because for years that was all he saw. He couldn't believe that the skies were still blue.


You have no idea how many people think going blind is a normal, inevitable consequence of aging. It isn't. You can have 20/20 vision when they put you in the ground at 90. We've come a long way.
 
2013-01-12 09:16:05 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: Article never once mentioned what this "revolutionary" procedure was. Talked of donor tissue, probably just a PK (corneal transplant) or DSEK (partial corneal transplant). If so, there are many, many thousands of these done every year, and there have been for a long time. If not, tell us what this fancy new thing is! Damn fine journalism there.


Exactly. I was all excited, because I happen to have a degenerative corneal disease. Aaaaand...nothing.
 
2013-01-12 09:16:06 AM
So they only just got around to a corneal transplant?
 
2013-01-12 09:17:53 AM
I may be horrible at recognizing faces, but neither one of those kids looks like the two adults in the picture.

I wonder how long 'till "Dad" notices?
 
2013-01-12 09:27:32 AM
If those kids aren't adopted, she has some 'splainin to do
 
2013-01-12 09:29:10 AM
I have an uncle who's been blind since he was a baby. We don't know if he was born that way or if it happened in the incubator afterward, but he's stated plenty of times he wouldn't accept any offer to restore his sight.
 
2013-01-12 09:30:20 AM
Does this mean we can finally get that peek for Stevie Wonder?
 
2013-01-12 09:32:42 AM
Those kids are black
 
2013-01-12 09:34:22 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: Article never once mentioned what this "revolutionary" procedure was. Talked of donor tissue, probably just a PK (corneal transplant) or DSEK (partial corneal transplant). If so, there are many, many thousands of these done every year, and there have been for a long time. If not, tell us what this fancy new thing is! Damn fine journalism there.


I'm curious too. Generally, blood and tissue typing is not a major concern in cornea transplants unless this guy had a rare immune disorder.
 
2013-01-12 09:45:38 AM
Occam's Disposable Razor: "You have no idea how many people think going blind is a normal, inevitable consequence of aging. "

You have no idea how many people think aging is inevitable, even though atoms don't have an age and all act the same. It's baffling to me.
 
2013-01-12 09:46:47 AM

Kyle Butler: If those kids aren't adopted, she has some 'splainin to do


I think it's possible. They both have her broad nose - one has her coloring and the other has his dad's.

Meh. I'm calling legit on this one.
 
2013-01-12 10:01:32 AM
If dad has 20/20 vision, why is he wearing prescription glasses?
 
2013-01-12 10:04:59 AM
I'm pretty sure he's going to get busy looking at porn and fapping for a month or two.
 
2013-01-12 10:08:07 AM

special20: I'm pretty sure he's going to get busy looking at porn and fapping for a month or two.


A month or two? Yeah, I got bored of porn and fapping when I was 14. I'm sure he'll realize that the porn chicks are nowhere near as sexy as his super-hot husband.
 
2013-01-12 10:27:16 AM
He's a Bamber Bridge scholar?
 
2013-01-12 10:27:27 AM

Grimble Crumble: I may be horrible at recognizing faces, but neither one of those kids looks like the two adults in the picture.

I wonder how long 'till "Dad" notices?


My thoughts exactly
 
2013-01-12 10:29:51 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: Article never once mentioned what this "revolutionary" procedure was. Talked of donor tissue, probably just a PK (corneal transplant) or DSEK (partial corneal transplant). If so, there are many, many thousands of these done every year, and there have been for a long time. If not, tell us what this fancy new thing is! Damn fine journalism there.


In the socialized NHS, appendectomies are considered cutting-edge.
 
Slu
2013-01-12 10:34:15 AM
With good vision, now he can look for the real father of "his" kids.
 
2013-01-12 11:00:23 AM
Look like the couples kids to me, dad has red hair and so does one of the kids, the other kids has his mother nose, the mother looks like she has a dark skinned parent/grandparent and that where the boys get that from.
 
2013-01-12 11:16:16 AM
 
2013-01-12 11:17:02 AM

SkerriNinja: Aw, sweet. Good for him.

My dad had a similar story, albeit not as dramatic. For years my dad had cataracts, and never did much about it. His doctor finally persisted and got him to have the surgery. Afterwards, Dad told my mom that he was amazed. He thought all this time that pollution had turned the skies brown, because for years that was all he saw. He couldn't believe that the skies were still blue.


my gf is 32 but has been legally blind for years. glasses work, and her contacts give her better than 20/20 vision. she'd get surgery but insurance wont cover it because it isnt necessary and she doesnt want it bad enough to raid her savings and cover it out of pocket.

my brother in law went from horrible vision to being an ah-64 apache helicopter pilot after lasik. amazing what can be done.
 
2013-01-12 11:20:29 AM

SkerriNinja: Aw, sweet. Good for him.

My dad had a similar story, albeit not as dramatic. For years my dad had cataracts, and never did much about it. His doctor finally persisted and got him to have the surgery. Afterwards, Dad told my mom that he was amazed. He thought all this time that pollution had turned the skies brown, because for years that was all he saw. He couldn't believe that the skies were still blue.


My MIL reported something very similar before her cataract surgery: everything was tinted brown.
 
2013-01-12 11:25:24 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Occam's Disposable Razor: "You have no idea how many people think going blind is a normal, inevitable consequence of aging. "

You have no idea how many people think aging is inevitable, even though atoms don't have an age and all act the same. It's baffling to me.


Are you a transhumanist?
 
2013-01-12 11:40:48 AM

Zemog: Occam's Disposable Razor: Article never once mentioned what this "revolutionary" procedure was. Talked of donor tissue, probably just a PK (corneal transplant) or DSEK (partial corneal transplant). If so, there are many, many thousands of these done every year, and there have been for a long time. If not, tell us what this fancy new thing is! Damn fine journalism there.

In the socialized NHS, appendectomies are considered cutting-edge.


It does require a scalpel.
 
2013-01-12 11:46:20 AM

leevis: I have an uncle who's been blind since he was a baby. We don't know if he was born that way or if it happened in the incubator afterward, but he's stated plenty of times he wouldn't accept any offer to restore his sight.



My professor in Sensation and Perception told us a story about a guy who'd been blind from birth and the miracles of Science 'restored' his vision.  Story did not end happily...guy committed suicide.  The part of his brain that handles vision never developed...and never would, because that 'window' closes down in early childhood.
 
2013-01-12 11:57:03 AM

untaken_name: He's overjoyed to see his kids, and horrified to see his wife.


Realizes he isn't the father?
 
2013-01-12 11:58:46 AM
Why the hell would he refer to his new sight as "HD vision"? The guy would never have been able to tell if he was watching an LCD, CRT, or his microwave oven.
 
2013-01-12 12:11:46 PM
A DAD who has had his vision restored after undergoing a revolutionary eye procedure today spoke of his joy at being able to see his children's face properly for the first time.

However, he immediately went blind again after seeing his wife.
 
2013-01-12 12:19:38 PM
Johnny Nash?
 
2013-01-12 12:27:59 PM
I'm having cataract surgery this coming Wednesday (my 2nd, the "other" eye"), so i'm getting a kick, etc...

/his kids?!?
//REALLY?!?!?
 
2013-01-12 12:40:08 PM

syzygy whizz: leevis: I have an uncle who's been blind since he was a baby. We don't know if he was born that way or if it happened in the incubator afterward, but he's stated plenty of times he wouldn't accept any offer to restore his sight.


My professor in Sensation and Perception told us a story about a guy who'd been blind from birth and the miracles of Science 'restored' his vision.  Story did not end happily...guy committed suicide.  The part of his brain that handles vision never developed...and never would, because that 'window' closes down in early childhood.


I'm calling shenanigans, or ignorance. Poor bastard probably had a bad procedure, his brain was fine.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/12/news/la-heb-blind-brain-soun d- reading-20121109
 
2013-01-12 12:45:05 PM

CanuckAmok: I'm having cataract surgery this coming Wednesday (my 2nd, the "other" eye"), so i'm getting a kick, etc...

/his kids?!?
//REALLY?!?!?


Oh for fark's sake, the mom is mixed ethnicity, probably African. Her kids carry some of that over, so they have black features. They look a lot like the dad, Just look at their eye and face shapes.
 
2013-01-12 12:47:09 PM
Actually, I'm betting Ethiopian and Caucasian ancestry for his fiancée.
 
2013-01-12 01:23:27 PM

SkerriNinja: Aw, sweet. Good for him.

My dad had a similar story, albeit not as dramatic. For years my dad had cataracts, and never did much about it. His doctor finally persisted and got him to have the surgery. Afterwards, Dad told my mom that he was amazed. He thought all this time that pollution had turned the skies brown, because for years that was all he saw. He couldn't believe that the skies were still blue.


A story once told to me: A lady had cataracts that slowly got worse. She would bug her husband to repaint the cabinets white because they didn't look good tan like she saw them. Her doctor finally convinced her to have the surgery. When she came home, she thought her husband surprised her by having the cabinets repainted like she had asked. He said 'what are you talking about, I haven't painted them in years.'
 
2013-01-12 01:56:29 PM

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: syzygy whizz: leevis: I have an uncle who's been blind since he was a baby. We don't know if he was born that way or if it happened in the incubator afterward, but he's stated plenty of times he wouldn't accept any offer to restore his sight.


My professor in Sensation and Perception told us a story about a guy who'd been blind from birth and the miracles of Science 'restored' his vision.  Story did not end happily...guy committed suicide.  The part of his brain that handles vision never developed...and never would, because that 'window' closes down in early childhood.

I'm calling shenanigans, or ignorance. Poor bastard probably had a bad procedure, his brain was fine.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/12/news/la-heb-blind-brain-soun d- reading-20121109


Bzzt, wrong, it was an oliver sacks case. Dude was a massuese, and was depressed to find out what people looked like
 
2013-01-12 02:24:19 PM
Clearly, this is just a propaganda piece from the Anti-Blind Agenda
 
2013-01-12 02:37:38 PM
Together for 9 years with 2 kids and they are "engaged"? I don't understand what people with looooooong engagements are waiting for. Just do it already.
 
2013-01-12 02:43:05 PM
Headline would have been funnier in news for the hard of hearing format
 
2013-01-12 04:39:41 PM

Nestchick: Together for 9 years with 2 kids and they are "engaged"? I don't understand what people with looooooong engagements are waiting for. Just do it already.


Some people aren't comfortable with commitment, I guess.
 
2013-01-12 05:25:39 PM
His first words after getting his sight back, "I married a black woman?"
 
2013-01-12 05:27:02 PM

untaken_name: He's overjoyed to see his kids, and horrified to see his wife.


yeah i bet he files for divorce soon
 
2013-01-12 05:28:23 PM

Kyle Butler: If those kids aren't adopted, she has some 'splainin to do


actually, they've both got darker skin from her, and the one has his red hair. freaky.
 
2013-01-12 07:13:20 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: You have no idea how many people think aging is inevitable, even though atoms don't have an age and all act the same


This is because while things may go on unchanged unless acted upon by an outside force, people are constantly subjected to outside forces whose inevitable result is fatal. Atoms don't have an age, true. But people do. So do rocks, whose atoms don't change but whose form does over time, again, as a consequence of constant action by outside forces.
 
2013-01-12 07:15:23 PM

Valiente: untaken_name: He's overjoyed to see his kids, and horrified to see his wife.

Realizes he isn't the father?


That, and also he saw his wife. Did you not see that picture? Holy crap, man, I think I'd ask for the old corneas back.
 
2013-01-13 04:16:43 AM

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: CanuckAmok: I'm having cataract surgery this coming Wednesday (my 2nd, the "other" eye"), so i'm getting a kick, etc...

/his kids?!?
//REALLY?!?!?

Oh for fark's sake, the mom is mixed ethnicity, probably African. Her kids carry some of that over, so they have black features. They look a lot like the dad, Just look at their eye and face shapes.


This.


untaken_name: Valiente: untaken_name: He's overjoyed to see his kids, and horrified to see his wife.

Realizes he isn't the father?

That, and also he saw his wife. Did you not see that picture? Holy crap, man, I think I'd ask for the old corneas back.


She isn't unusual looking for a middle aged person. Why on Earth are you obsessing over her looks in post after post? The first time, I thought it was just a lame joke, but now it seems like some sort of weird fixation.
 
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