Chemical Stream Restores Eyesight
A foreman of the car shops of the Indiana Union Traction Company who was blind in his right eye for twenty-five years is now able to see as the result of accidentally squirting a chemical stream into the blind optic. The foreman inadvertently turned the chemical stream towards him and some of the liquid entered his blind eye. He felt no pain and washed his face and eye with water and found that he could see from his right eye.
It is believed by eye specialists that the foreman’s trouble was not actual blindness but that he was suffering from a “hysterical blindness,” more or less a mental condition that could be relieved through the agency of sudden shock. They attach little belief to the theory that the restoration of the vision was due to the chemical reaction of the chemical upon the eye. In any event, it is not advisable for any sufferer, to try this cure without advice of the medical profession.