Guo Bin, six-year-old boy who had his eyes gouged out, gets new set

November 25, 2013 4:09 PM

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Guo Bin, six-year-old boy who had his eyes gouged out, gets new set

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy who had his eyes gouged out in a horrific attack by his aunt is recovering after having prosthetic eyes fitted.

Guo Bin lost his sight when his aunt attacked him on August 24 in Shanxi province. The woman later killed herself.

The ocular prosthesis implant surgery was carried out at the Dennis Lam Eye Hospital in Shenzhen in September, the China Daily reported.

"(The surgery) was perfect. He is doing fine. Guo has never cried or created any problems," said Fairooz P. Manjandavida, the eye surgeon who performed the operation.

Mr Manjandavida said the ocular prosthesis can be worn daily but must be taken out once a month to clean the socket by irrigation.

The paper reported that Guo was getting physical therapy and psychological counseling provided by three volunteers and experts from Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

His rehabilitation exercises include using the bathroom, walking, using his hands, making tea and using the computer.

In a video Guo's parents thanked the hospital and the public for their concern. They said that they will return to Shanxi province after Guo's prosthetic implants have been adjusted.


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