Friday 23 March 2018

Implants for boy after eyes gouged

Guo Bin is being given prosthetic eyes (AP)
Guo Bin is being given prosthetic eyes (AP)

A six-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out by an attacker is receiving implants at a hospital in southern China after a Hong Kong eye doctor volunteered his service.

The implants are a precursor to fitting Guo Bin - known as Bin Bin - with prosthetic eyes that will look and move more like normal eyes, but which do not restore vision.

A personal assistant to Dr Dennis Lam Shun-Chiu said the surgery was being carried out at a private hospital in Shenzhen.

Police in the boy's home province of Shanxi have said they suspect his aunt gouged out his eyes, but have not identified a motive for last month's attack. The woman has since committed suicide.

Bin Bin and his family travelled to Shenzhen on Sunday.

Press Association

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