Man's rare vision problem cured after Hugo 3D rebooted his brain

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Dec 17, 2012

We always like to think movies can bring us together and heal our souls with fun and laughter. But apparently, some movies can literally cure some ailments—and Hugo 3D has rectified a man's lifelong vision problems.

Bruce Bridgeman of Santa Cruz, Calif., suffered from the visual condition stereoblindness, which is when images blend into 2D and the person has problems conceptualizing 3D images.

But all that changed when Bridgeman watched Martin Scorsese's Hugo in 3D. Though it seemed worthless at the time, it's a good thing Bridgeman took the plunge and spent a few extra bucks on the 3D version.

It turns out that decision would change his life.

When the movie kicked in, Bridgeman saw something he'd never seen before—3D. Luckily, it didn't stop when the movie ended.

According to Geeks Are Sexy, doctors have sometimes had success with visual therapies to fix these problems. For Bridgeman, his eyes had just been waiting on the right stimulation.

(Via Geeks Are Sexy)

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