Skip to comments.Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded During Trip To Portugal
Posted on 12/04/2012 1:35:35 PM PST by Beaten Valve
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was in Portugal last week shooting a story for CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes, and he ended up being temporarily blinded for 36 hours.
He recounts the harrowing experience on his daytime talk show Anderson Live. In a nutshell, he was shooting out at sea, and sunlight reflecting off of the water burned his retina:
I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. I went blind for 36 hours.
He took the picture above after visiting the doctor.
Video after the jump.
I’ve never heard of such a thing.
So why weren’t all pirates blind?
How did England conquer the world with a blind navy?
Dang me, and I thought that being blind was a prerequisite for a anchorman job!
oh maybe I have sand in my eyesFrom being out at sea?
I guess he didn’t stop ...
Blind..... what’s that old saying about going blind?
Wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Accidentally did it to myself years ago while welding. Feels like teaspoons of sand were dumped in each eye!
You are sooooo bad!!!!!
happened to me once when I was a kid —forgot my goggles but skied all day anyway, a super bright day.
Horrrrible pain, I had to be totally immobile for 2 days or so.
I was scared as hell.
sorry to hear about the physical ailment but there is a lot of reality to which Anderson seems permanently blind as well.
"A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband." - Michel de Montaigne
unlike a catcher or an umpire he does not wear the requisite mask to protect himself from errant balls hitting him in the face.
I was always told by my grandfather that this would happen if I played with myself too often
The responses to this thread are hilarious!
If a blind man leads a blind man, they both fall into a pit. ~ Love, God.
Has the Left blamed it on Bush (or recent Repubs) yet?
There’s a vast difference between amateur and professional seaman.
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