China boy with eyes gouged out recovering well from operation
HONG KONG - Guo Bin, the six-year-old boy from China whose eyes were gouged out by an attacker last month, is recovering well from his eye operation and is even picking up some English, his ophthalmologist says.
The boy, known as Bin-Bin, was given eye-socket implants on Tuesday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, in preparation for prosthetic eyes that will give him a normal appearance, even though his vision is gone, the South China Morning Post reported.
The newspaper quoted Dr Dennis Lam as saying that the boy from Shanxi was eating well and his wounds were healing well too, although he felt pain in his left buttock, from where a graft was taken for his left eye implant.
Dr Lam said Bin-Bin even learned some English phrases from chief surgeon Dr Fairooz Manjandavida in an attempt to communicate with her as she does not speak Mandarin.