A man who had been blind for over two decades claims he miraculously regained his sight after being hit by a car and now works as a security guard at the hospital that treated him.
Janusz Goraj, from the Polish city of Gorzow Wielkopolski, had been blinded at a young age when he had a bad allergic reaction.
He was completely blind in his left eye and could only vaguely recognise shapes and lights in his right.
In 2018, he was struck by a car while using a pedestrian crossing. However, that seems to have ultimately helped him, as he claims to have regained his sight.
He told reporters: "I fell on the car bonnet, hit my head and then I slipped and fell on the road."
After his accident, he was taken to the Independent Public Provincial Hospital in the western Polish region of Lubusz Voivodeship, where he underwent hip surgery.
A spokesperson for the hospital, Agnieszka Wisniewska, told local media: "At a certain age such fractures do not heal so quickly, so he had to be hospitalised.
"At that time, the doctors weren't concerned about his vision because of his injuries."
While he recovered quickly - his injuries were mostly better within a fortnight - his doctors were even more shocked by the recovery of his sight.
The doctors as baffled as everyone else, and it's unlikely we'll get any further information because Goraj declined to take part in future tests, according to the local press.
Ms Wisniewska said: "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."
That is one theory.
It's been suggested that large doses of anticoagulant medicine mixed with other drugs he was on could have helped somehow.
That's just speculation, though.
By all accounts, Janusz can now live an independent life and has now reportedly started work as a security guard at the very hospital where he received his post-accident treatment.
Wisniewska concluded: "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."
Well, the most important thing is that Janusz can see again. That's got to be good news.
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