Skip to comments.Blind Swede Regains Sight After 13 Years
Posted on 01/06/2014 3:17:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Swedish pensioner has miraculously regained her eyesight after spending more than a decade in the dark.
Ulla Sjöö from Ljungby in southern Sweden lost her vision 13 years ago after suffering a stroke. The 71-year-old was more than a little surprised when she woke up over the Christmas period and was able to make out the chandelier in her home when she opened her eyes.
"I thought that I was dreaming or that I was in heaven. It was unreal," she told Aftonbladet.
She added; "I've lived in this apartment for nine years but have never seen it" and also said that she broke down in tears when she recognized a painting on the wall.
After regaining her sight Sjöö has now been booked in for x-rays and further medical examinations to see what changed in her brain to enable her to see again.
She said that she never imagined her sight would return and had adapted to her life as a blind person. Now that she can see again the pensioner said she is deeply grateful for her second chance.
"It's exciting when I go out, the people that I meet. If I have seen them before and if I know them. You can't explain it really. It's a feeling that you just can't describe.
good for her. hope it sticks....
That is incredible news! She must be beyond joyful.
There goes her disability check.
But I'm sure she is grateful to be able to see again.
"...you said you were 29"
BTW, I happened to read of somebody who claims drinking wheat grass juice and taking lutein supplements reversed his cataract - a claim I myself don't believe since this would have bee all over medical news..
did they offer him euthanasia? probably constantly? or am I thinking of Denmark and Belgium or something?
Now she will lose her disability benefits...
I wouldn’t doubt it though
Some people have regained sight after chelation therapy also.
“a claim I myself don’t believe since this would have bee all over medical news.. “
Oh, don’t kid yourself. If there is no money in it for a patented drug, backed by a billion dollar study, it won’t happen.
God bless her.... that’s heart warming!
bump for later reading
If its something that can be treated with anything BUT Rx drugs, it WON’T be in medical news...
I bet she didn’t see this coming...
Lutefisk and Akvavit. Miracle drugs of the North.
Adding the second 'ö' to her name must've been it!
Yoo fergot de lefse in dem dere miracle drugs doncha know. Lefse is also good for da fixing shoe soles, leaking boats and can even hold duct tape in place. Make a giant size lefse and strap it to da foots and you got a dandy pair of snowshoes.
Sorry about that, I was blinded by the light.
Yeah, there was probably nothing wrong with her eyes or optic nerves, the signals just weren’t getting processed. Sometimes the brain just rewires itself to process inputs through other areas, so that may be how it happened.
Once she sees all the mosques and muslims she’ll be screaming at her fellow Swedes, “What all you all... BLIND??!”
Oh wow! Truly a Christmas miracle.
You have a point.
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