Boy Who Had Eyes Gouged Out Leaves Hospital With Artificial Eyeballs

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

6-Year-Old Eye Gouge Victim Released From Hospital

A boy who had his eyes gouged out in a horrific attack has been discharged from hospital after being fitted with new artificial eyeballs.

Six-year-old Guo Bin – known as Bin Bin - was found screaming and covered in blood in August a few hours after he went missing while playing outside his home in Fenxi, China.

But he has now been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.

His new implants do not enable him to see but are attached to muscle allowing them to move around normally.

Eye specialist Dennis Lam said: "The surgery for his implants and eyeshell has been successful.

"Little Bin Bin's eyes do not have visual abilities, though if you look at him, he does not look any different from any other child."

Bin Bin said: "I am very happy."

His mum added: "He can now put clothes on, brush teeth and wash his face by himself."

Police suspect the boy's aunt Zhang Huiying was responsible for the brutal gouging amid reports of a family row.

She is believed to have killed herself days later by jumping into a village well before police found the boy's blood on her clothes.

There was initial speculation that the attacker was an organ trafficker but police later ruled this out.

Sensory equipment has also been placed on Bin Bin's forehead and tongue which captures images and sends electric signals to his brain, allowing him to move more easily.

He is expected to return to school after returning to his home in Taiyuan, but his parents want to find out which special needs school best suits him and authorities have pledged to help them.

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