I rather die than go blind myself. It takes a special spirit to handle life blind and still be able to see the world using other senses sans hearing/etc. I know its my greatest fear.
There are too many people that rather die than suffer, and its a whole can of worms to open.
Please realize that it is not everyone feel that way. As Deaf person, I don't feel any suffer at all.
Anyway, for this article... I think it's terrible decision like that. Doctors should offer some hope. Not some despairs.