deprived of sight

See: blind
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The revelations sparked a torrent of condemnation, with Cardiff council's deputy leader Ralph Cook saying the experiments were "reprehensible" while Gervais waded into the row, saying: "I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight by having their eyelids sewn shut.
He said: "I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight by having their eyelids sewn shut.
Deprived of sight, they surely relied upon sound to make sense of their world.
It's not yet clear whether a child deprived of sight for many years can learn to see the world with all the subtlety and skill of a person who grew up with normal vision, however.