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Total Blindness NLP

I've read that some totally blind people that have had their eyes removed or the optic nerve being severed can still see light, flashes of light and or spark type lights occasionally which was just consideder a glitch of some sort. I would like to hear more about this if possible. Thanks very much.


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Re: Total Blindness NLP

That is JUST so sad!

Re: Total Blindness NLP

I believe you are talking about Phantom Eye Syndrome. It's similiar to Phantom Limb pain, but works a bit differently.

You may also want to read up on Charles Bonnet syndrome. For some people with significant vision loss, the brain starts hallucinating images. It is different from schizophrenia, in that the person KNOWS they are hallucinations.

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