Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Cat Boy"

No, he was not raised by cats nor does he have an unusual attachment to them.This article explains:

Published: 23 Feb 2009
A CAT-BOY has stunned medics with his ability to SEE in pitch black with eyes that GLOW in the dark.

Doctors have studied Nong Youhui’s amazing eyesight since his dad took him to hospital in Dahua, southern China, concerned over his bright blue eyes.

Dad Ling said: "They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did."

Medical tests conducted in complete darkness show Youhui can read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day.

Experts believe he was born with a rare condition called leukodermia which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and more sensitive to light.


BOWquet said...

Wow! That's so interesting. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if anyone else out there has cat eyes...

SleightGirl said...

I wish I had eyesight like that.

Walk in the Woods said...

Very, very interesting!

Robert said...

What a neat find. All those years as a child hiding under my blankets with a flashlight to read could have been avoided. Thanks for sharing.