Top positive review
Vision is far more complex than people tend to realize
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
the chapter where dr. sacks describes his own vision loss was my absolute favorite. if only more people had highly trained medical friends they could just phone up to check on them whenever they were experiencing problems. it is a very frightening experience to lose one's vision. and imagine doing so outside of a city, without public transportation, or an assistant to take you everywhere you need to go whenever you need to go there.
i'm very glad my vision is back and i've done all this research and worked with my doctors to determine the cause (not a brain tumor). but for the almost full year it was either gone or wrong it was hell, especially for an impatient person like myself, who could barely do the necessary research to help determine the cause without being able to read properly. it makes you feel very vulnerable, and nervous, and dependent. dr. sacks obviously felt the same way.
i think it's important for people to realize that doctors are humans, not gods. they suffer the same maladies we do, and make mistakes just as often. it is also crucial for doctors to remember this as well, for when, if ever, they become the patient.