Sight Restored This week, scientists released a case study of a man who regained his sight after 40 years of blindness. NPR's Ira Flatow leads a discussion about how long-term blindness affects the visual system once sight is regained.

Guests:

Ione Fine
* Assistant Professor, Opthamalogy, Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Michael Oberdorfer
* Program Director, Programs in Visual Neuroscience and Low Vision & Blindness Rehabilitation, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

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This week, scientists released a case study of a man who regained his sight after 40 years of blindness. NPR's Ira Flatow leads a discussion about how long-term blindness affects the visual system once sight is regained.

Guests:

Ione Fine
* Assistant Professor, Opthamalogy, Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Michael Oberdorfer
* Program Director, Programs in Visual Neuroscience and Low Vision & Blindness Rehabilitation, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland