Hong Kong doctor operates on eye-gouged Chinese boy
HONG KONG (AFP) - A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out went into surgery on Tuesday in the first step towards fitting realistic moving artificial eyes.
Doctors hope schoolboy Guo Bin will also soon be able to feel shape and movement using sensors on his forehead or tongue which translate images from a glasses-mounted camera into electronic pulses.
The boy - known as Bin-Bin - was found covered in blood with his eyes removed near his home in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi in August after going missing while playing outside.
Chinese police suspect his aunt, who killed herself days later, was responsible.