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Homeless Kitten Born With No Eyelids Is Given The Gift Of Sight! It's A Christmas Meow-acle!

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What an amazing holiday gift!

Phil was a homeless kitten who was born without eyelids, but his vision has now been saved!

The condition, known as Agenesis, leaves cats with an inability to blink which causes their eyes to dry out — and the kittens become blind for life.

[ Related: 12 Days Of Perezmas: 7 Silly Animal Stories! ]

Luckily, Dr. Martin Coster of Angell Animal Medical Center was able to perform a $1,600 surgery on the little guy for free! He said out of the medical center's over 60,000 visits a year, only one or two kittens come in with this condition.

To perform the surgery, Dr. Coster simply used skin from the kitten's lip to make eyelids.

Now Phil is recovering with a 99 percent chance that he'll have vision for the rest of his life! Yay!

He's up for adoption at MSPCA with his "best feline friend" Vixen.

It really is a Christmas miracle!

[Image via MSPCA-ANGELL.]

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Woman's Eyeballs Eaten By Amoebas After Leaving Her Contacts In For HALF A YEAR!!

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Lian Kao, a Taiwanese student, lost her vision after eyeball-eating amoebas grew on her contacts!!

The amoebas formed on her contacts after she left them in for six months without ever changing or cleaning them!

That's why the single-celled critters formed and started an acanthamoeba infection. The amoebas began to burrow into Kao's eyes, affecting her vision, eventually causing her to go blind.

The director of ophthalmology at Taipei's Wan Fang Hospital said:

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Contact Lens Gains Eye-Eating Parasite, Poor Girl Almost Goes Blind!

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Are glasses REALLY that hard to deal with??

Yeah yeah, some people just don't like wearing them, or having to switch to prescription sunglasses. We get it. But are contacts worth the eye-eating parasites wanting to leave you blind??

Not anymore for this girl!!

It all started off with throbbing pain and redness. This isn't that abnormal for someone who wears contact lenses, but it persisted for Ashley Hide — and then doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong!

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Jackie Chan Attends Hospital Event

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Jackie Chan recently attended an event at a hospital in China.

He was there supporting the EEG x Orbis Flying Eye Hospital event in Hong Kong.

Orbis is a non-profit that works all over the world to help resort sight to those blinded by disease, poor healthcare and poverty.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is literally a flying hospital.

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