Famous blind persons: Musicians
West Germany (1971) Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach went blind in a violent flash, probably from acute (closed-angle) glaucoma. 
Bach thought he aggravated his weak vision by a lifetime of copying music in the dim light of church 
organ lofts; his portrait shows a characteristic squint. He was unfortunately treated by the famous
charlatan John Taylor who operated on his eyes and claimed to make a big success. However, his 
vision worsened and he died a few months later, after a futile--and possibly harmful--second operation. 
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