David Johann probably could have just gone to an alterist to get his ruined eyes removed from his head, but that would have been 1) not crazy and 2) far less dramatic.
Besides, eyeball trauma is a trademark of the bad guys around here, whether it's self-inflicted or plucking out the eyes of others. Why do some villains engage in such behavior? Because eyeball trauma freaks me out. Big time. I've gotten better with it over the years, but it's still a surefire way to give me the creeps. I cannot, to this day, watch that scene in A Clockwork Orange where Alex's eyeballs are propped open. Guh.
I'm once again playing catch-up with my emails in the wake of my vacation, but I should be caught up relatively soon.
That's all from me for now.