Blind man’s sight restored after being hit by car

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Janusz Goraj. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
Janusz Goraj. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

A Polish man, who was blind for over two decades, is reportedly able to see again after he was hit by a car.

Local media said that Janusz Goraj from Gorzów Wielkopolski in Poland was able to see properly two weeks after being involved in an accident.

Janusz suffered from an allergic reaction that damaged the retina in his right eye. His left eye could only register shapes and light.

During an interview with Polsat News, Janusz said that his sight has been perfect after he was hit by a car while crossing the road in 2018.

“I fell on the car bonnet, hit my head and then I slipped and fell on the road,” Janusz said.

Following the accident Janusz was taken to the Independent Public Provincial Hospital for hip surgery.

“At a certain age such fractures don’t heal so quickly, so he had to be hospitalised,” hospital spokesperson Agnieszka Wisniewska said.

“At that time, doctors weren’t concerned about his vision because of his injuries.”

Within two weeks his injuries had mostly mended with the added bonus of his eyesight miraculously returning.

Janusz vision has been restored to such an extent that he doesn’t even need to wear his old glasses anymore.

Doctors were stunned by the incident, but they can now only speculate as to what the reason behind his recovery is as Janusz declined to take part in further tests.

“We don’t quite know what caused it. Maybe it was the mix of drugs he was getting during that time,” Wisniewska said.

One theory is that the large doses of anticoagulants (medicine that helps prevent blood clots) mixed with his other medicine could’ve helped with the patient’s unexpected eyesight return.

Janusz Goraj

Incredibly Janusz is now able to live an independent life again. He even got a job as a security guard at the same hospital where his sight came back.

“We don’t know if he specifically asked for the job or if it’s just a coincidence, but he is working here with us,” Wisniewska confirmed.

Source: Magazine Features

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