Vision Following Extended Congenital Blindness

@article{Ostrovsky2006VisionFE,
  title={Vision Following Extended Congenital Blindness},
  author={Yuri Ostrovsky and Aaron S. Andalman and Pawan Sinha},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={1009 - 1014}
}
Animal studies suggest that early visual deprivation can cause permanent functional blindness. However, few human data on this issue exist. Given enough time for recovery, can a person gain visual skills after several years of congenital blindness? In India, we recently had an unusual opportunity to work with an individual whose case history sheds light on this question. S.R.D. was born blind, and remained so until age 12. She then underwent surgery for the removal of dense congenital cataracts… 

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