At the age of 29, a stroke destroyed Milena Channing's visual cortex. Her doctors told her, "You're blind, and that's in," Lulu Miller reports for National Public Radio.
But then she began to see raindrops, and the steam rising from her coffee cup.
The doctors didn't believe her. They said she was hallucinating.
But Milena was convinced her visions were real. Finally she found a doctor who believed her: Dr. Gordon Dutton, an ophthalmologist in Glasgow. He said he'd once read about such a case: a soldier in World War I who, after a bullet wound to the head, could only see things in motion.
Dutton told her the condition was called Riddoch's phenomenon, named for the Scottish neurologist George Riddoch.
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