Type of Spiritual Experience
From an 1845 report of the physician Truman Abell who started to lose his sight in his 59th year and became totally blind by 1842.
A description of the experience
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
In this situation I often dreamed of having my sight restored and of seeing the most beautiful landscapes. At length these beautiful landscapes began to appear in miniature when awake, small fields, a few feet square would appear clothed with green grass and other vegetables, some in bloom. These would continue 2 or 3 minutes and then disappear