Biography of blind or visually impaired persons, Blindness and visual impairment
As a young man, Hine was informed that his eye condition, uveitis, would eventually lead to blindness. After graduate school and marriage, and well into his career as a history professor, Hine did gradually lose his sight to cataracts, which… the uveitis made inoperable. Hine used braille, talking computers, and readers to continue teaching and writing for the next fifteen years, and then underwent an operation that restored sight in one eye. c1993.