Chinese Boy with Night Vision

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Thursday, 27 August 2009
A Chinese boy has stunned medics with his ability to SEE in pitch black with eyes that GLOW in the dark. Nong Youhui’s dad, Ling, was always concerned that Nong's eyes weren't 'normal'.

“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,” said Ling.

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. The precise cause of leukodermia is very complex and not fully understood. It is known that as a result of this auto-immune disorder, eyes are more sensitive to light and without as much protective pigment as would be found in normal eyes.
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  1. Woah that is just weird! Is this real?

  2. Yeah, I believe it is. Very strange isn't it.

    Apparently leukodermia affects pigmentation of the skin and eyes.

    It only affects a small percentage of people but can make the eyes shine like a cats.


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