'Glowing' Eyes See Clearly in Darkness

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'Glowing' Eyes See Clearly in Darkness

Post by SamCogar on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:14 am

A Chinese boy who has eyes that glow in the dark has stunned doctors with his ability to see and read in complete darkness.

Doctors have studied Nong Youhui’s eyesight ever since his father took him to a hospital in Dahua, which is located in southern China.

Tests conducted in complete darkness concluded Nong can read perfectly without any light and can see as clearly as most people do during the daytime.

Experts believe the boy was born with a rare condition called leukordermia, which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and made them more sensitive to light.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,498664,00.html

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Re: 'Glowing' Eyes See Clearly in Darkness

Post by TerryRC on Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:43 pm

I call shenanigans on The Sun.

Some light is required to activate the cones and rods in the retina. It may be a low intensity source, but it needs to be there.

Eyes "glow" because they are collecting ambient light and concentrating it.

Unless this kid is part lampfish, this story lacks accuracy.

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