30 Sep '17, 11pm

Lunch With Sumiko: Against the odds, Jason Chee triumphs

Lunch With Sumiko: Against the odds, Jason Chee triumphs

Jason Chee removes his glasses and shows me his right eye. "What you see now is the plastic lens," he says. The lens allows his eye to open and close, he explains. I peer more closely but all I can see is a sliver of something white, reddish and raw between his eyelids. "It's red," I say. "Yah, the red is the meat. Once the eyeball is removed, what you see is the meat of the red muscle." Does it hurt? No, it doesn't hurt, he says, putting his glasses back on. Will you still be able to swim? He says he doesn't know because he hasn't asked. "I'm going to have my personal prosthetic eye soon, next month," he continues. What exactly is a prosthetic eye, I wonder. He explains that it is like a contact lens painted to look like his other eye. "It's like real - the same. Match the colour of the iris, everything." He will also be able to look left and right because the prosthetic ...

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