Girl - Attains Microscopic Level of Vision

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Zetsu, Mar 27, 2008.

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    Zetsu Guest

    The following is a retelling of the article which I have posted below
    this one, in which we were given an account by Dr.Bates of the girl
    who was able to acquire an unprecedented and remarkable degree of
    Perfect Sight as a result of her constant and determined utilization
    of central fixation (for those yet uninitiated, this is a fundamental
    neologism coined by Dr Bates referring to the ability to minimize the
    best point of sight to a very small point, and to shift between these
    points so rapidly that one is given the impression of seeing the
    entirety with sharpness. The smaller is this area, the keener is the
    sight.) I believe that we can all learn and be inspired by what this
    girl has accomplished with her great dedication to the methods of the
    cure of imperfect sight. - Zetsu

    [...A girl, eight years old, had a high degree of astigmatism in each
    eye. The vision of the right eye was 5/200, one fortieth of normal,
    while that of the left eye was only 3/200 or one sixty-sixth of
    normal. The left eye habitually turned in - internal squint. the child
    was very bright and seemed to realize the value of central fixation
    almost from the beginning. By practicing central fixation and
    regarding the Snellen test card first at ten feet and later at twenty
    feet, the vision of each eye improved, so that in about a week the
    vision was normal in each eye and the left eye became straight

    The patient's near vision was also tested. At ten inches, the usual
    reading distance for the normal eye, the patient by practice became
    able to imagine one part best of capital letters, and, later on, of
    smaller letters. In about two weeks she read diamond type at six
    inches by central fixation. The retinoscope indicated no astigmatism
    and no malformation of any kind of the eyeball. This young child
    acquired what may be called microscopic vision. In three weeks she
    became able to read very fine print with the paper in contact with the
    eyelashes of either eye, and very small objects were seen close to her
    eyes with the same clearness as they were seen with the aid of a
    microscope. For example, she could describe red blood corpuscles and
    white blood corpuscles mounted on a glass slide when held in contact
    with the eyelashes of either eye. This child was benefited or cured by
    the practice of central fixation. Although the results were very
    gratifying, the child received so much attention by exhibiting her
    ability to see, that I was very much relieved when the family left New
    York for a distant city taking the prodigy along with them...]

    - Dr W.H. Bates, June 1927
    Zetsu, Mar 27, 2008
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Thanks for the unverifiable, third-hand anecdote, Otis.
    Neil Brooks, Mar 27, 2008
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Babbling Brook,

    You need to get more powerful plus lenses -- to
    read Zits with clarity.

    They may clear your "near" vision -- but they
    will do nothing for your mind.

    Foggly yours,
    otisbrown, Mar 27, 2008
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