(Minghui.org) People may lose all or part of their eyesight due to various diseases such as cataracts, retinal detachment, diabetes, and glaucoma. Although most of the conditions are irreversible and incurable, over 300 cases have been documented by Minghui.org of blind or visually impaired people recovering from various eye diseases after practicing Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline.

Below are several such recovery stories.

Blindness from Complications of Glaucoma and Cataract, Eyesight Restored in One Month

Ms. Xu Jiamei, 87, was born in a well-to-do family in Hubei Province during China’s Republican Era (1911-1949). After the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949, she and her family suffered tremendously during the CCP’s numerous political campaigns.

In her 40s, she was diagnosed with glaucoma, which later developed into cataracts. She went to see a nationally renowned eye doctor in Beijing, but she didn’t have any improvement.

The condition caused pain in her eyes, headaches, and dizziness. She often had to take sick leave and couldn’t concentrate on her job.

One day when Ms. Xu stepped outside, she felt that the sky was dark and she couldn’t see people clearly within a meter. She went to see a doctor who told her that she had complications from glaucoma and cataracts and they immediately operated on her.

Two days later, she saw light after the gauze was removed. However, her vision acuity only recovered to 0.5, and the doctor told her that her vision would decline in three months.

Ms. Xu said, “I was very sad and desperate thinking that I was going to spend the rest of my life in total darkness.”

Two months later, as the doctor expected, her vision became very blurred and she couldn’t read at all. She dared not go to public bathrooms because she couldn’t even see the icons indicating which was the men’s room or the women’s room. She was scared.

Then she had a second surgery by another nationally renowned doctor. After the surgery, the vision in one eye was restored to 0.5. But the doctor told her the same as the previous one that her vision would decline soon.

At that time, a patient sharing the ward with Ms. Xu told her, “I heard that Falun Dafa is very effective in treating diseases. Some are practicing it in the park. You should go and check.”

Ms. Xu did. She started to practice Falun Dafa in January 1995. In one month, her eyesight was restored and she could read again without wearing glasses.

What is even more amazing was that when she was reading Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, every word was magnified. Later, the words became smaller and smaller, yet she could still see them clearly. “This is really an amazing book, really a most remarkable one that guides my spiritual elevation.”

However, after the Chinese Communist Party started the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999, Ms. Xu was repeatedly targeted for upholding her faith. She was sentenced twice, spending a total of eight nightmarish years and two months in prison.

In her 80s, she escaped China and now lives in the U.S. where she can practice her belief freely.

Ms. Xu Jiamei reading Zhuan Falun

Recovered from Retinal Vitreous Hemorrhage

When Mr. Yu Jianchun was 29, he suffered from “recurrent retinal vitreous hemorrhage.” After surgery, his visual acuity only had 0.2 left, which left him with severe visual impairment. In 2002, he started to practice Falun Dafa, and his eyesight was fully restored.

His mother recalled, “I will never forget what happened when my son was 29 years old. The doctor told him that he had ‘recurrent retinal vitreous hemorrhage,’ and that he would be blind eventually. He lost hope of life and had no interest in anything. My husband and I used all our connections and eventually invited the best ophthalmologist in Beijing to do an operation on him. The operation was successful, but he had very little vision left and the disease was prone to recurrence. In the next three years, my husband and I had to work while taking care of him, accompanying him to hospitals again and again. And at the same time, fearing that he might commit suicide, we had to find ways to cheer him up. It was a very tough time for the whole family.”

“One day in 2002, he happily told me that his eyes were healed after practicing Falun Dafa. That was the first time I saw him so excited and happy in a few years.”

“I witnessed his changes. He became more understanding, quit many bad habits, treated others kindly, and did not fight anymore. Falun Dafa not only helped him regain health but also made him a better person. I truly appreciate Falun Dafa and Master Li (Dafa’s founder) from the bottom of my heart.”

(Continued in Part II)