Saturday, February 4, 2012

'Cat-Eye' Chinese Boy Can See Clearly in Dark

I covered this same topic back in 2009. Lately, the child with the glowing blue eyes has garnered more global attention in the media.

The Huffington Post released a story about a Chinese boy with a genetic eye mutation that allows him to have excellent night vision like a cat or owl. If the child is standing outside in sunlight, he would squint his eyes and complain about blurry vision, but all the other children would see normally.

According to a news reel from China, a young boy there possesses the ability to see in the dark. Like a Siamese cat's, his sky-blue eyes flash neon green when illuminated by a flashlight, and his night vision is good enough to enable him to fill out questionnaires while sitting in a pitch black room — or so say the reporters who visited Nong Yousui in his hometown of Dahua three years ago.

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