A file photo of a zebra crossing.
A file photo of a zebra crossing. Credit: Getty Images
A Polish man who was blind for more than two decades is reportedly able to see again after being hit by a car on a zebra crossing.
Janusz Goraj, from the city of Gorzow Wielkopolski, was able to see properly two weeks after the accident, local media said.
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According to reports, Goraj had suffered from an allergic reaction that damaged the retina in his right eye while his other eye only registered shapes and light.
Although the traffic accident took place in 2018, Goraj was recently interviewed by Polsat News where he said his sight had been perfect in all the time since being hit by the car.
“I fell on the car bonnet, hit my head and then I slipped and fell on the road,” he said.
Janusz Goraj, who can see after being completely blind for 20 years, after being run over by a car. Credit: CENfirstname.lastname@example.org/CENemail@example.com
Goraj was taken to the Independent Public Provincial Hospital for hip surgery following the accident.
“At a certain age such fractures do not heal so quickly, so he had to be hospitalised,” hospital spokeswoman Agnieszka Wisniewska said.
“At that time, the doctors weren’t concerned about his vision because of his injuries.”
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However, within a fortnight his injuries had mostly mended - with the added bonus of his eyesight miraculously returning, according to local media.
Now, the Polish security guard, who previously only used to see light and shapes in one eye, does not even need his old glasses.
Doctors were stunned by the incident.
‘His eyesight did improve within two weeks.’
But they can now only speculate as to what caused the recovery, as Goraj has declined to take part in further tests.
“His eyesight did improve within two weeks. We don’t quite know what caused it, maybe the mix of drugs he was getting during that time,” Wisniewska said.