Wrong Diagnosis and Wrong Operation for Handel

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), the great German-English composer, was almost completely blind by 1751. As a result, he was unable to finish his final piece of music “Jephtha”. Handel was told by Samuel Sharp, an eye specialist at Guy’s hospital, [...] more >>

by Desiree Ho | November 19th, 2010
Did Johann Sebastian Bach die from eye surgery complications?

‘Father of Music’ Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) suffered visual problems from a young age. In his portrait, Bach appears to squint, and the way his facial muscles are aligned has led analysts to believe that he suffered from shortsightedness. His [...] more >>

by Desiree Ho | September 21st, 2010