Looking for an old non-fiction article about blindness.
August 29, 2014 9:06 PM Subscribe
There have been a few punctuated instances in health. I'm struggling to find a non-fiction article about when [I think] cataracts suddenly became curable and the experiences of those that had newfound eyesight.
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There is an anthology of non-fiction, it was a thick paperback with a black cover as I recall. It was assigned for a journalism class more than thirty years ago. The collection had a bunch of great stories [or reportage] but one story about fiixng cataracts [I think] was particularly poignant. The Surgery was to repair vision and the surgery had become available all at once. It detailed a patient who, upon having their vision being newfound and difficult to interpert would throw a shoe to estimate distance because they could understand distance via that means - their newfound eyesight signals were difficult to integrate with their former means of navigation.