A unique cure for blindness - all with the help of a horse! ^_^

@shywolf (4520)
United States
January 20, 2007 11:15pm CST
A New York man, Don Karlos, blinded in his right eye 64 years ago, regained his vision after being headbutted by a racehorse named "My Buddy Chimo" Karlos, a veteran of the Second World War, lost the vision in his right eye after shrapnel hit him during combat. Doctors tried in vain to cure his vision, but could not. 64 years later, Karlos got headbutted by said racehorse when he was putting a collar around the horse's chest. Hours after the horse smacked Karlos in exactly the same spot as the shrapnel had gashed his forehead in the year of 1942, the man realised that his vision was returning. Doctors had been telling him for years that there was nothing to be done about his eyesight. But now, although his vision is not 20/20 (not perfect) he has been able to see up to fifteen feet with his damaged eye! ^_^ It is possible that the blow could have knocked a dislocated lens back into place, one doctor said. What do you think of this story? Is it a miracle? Just sheer good luck? Have you ever heard of anything like this before? Any thoughts are welcome! ^_^ More here: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2123923.html?menu=news.quirkies.animaltales
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@xphile777 (428)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Over the years, I've heard of people getting accidently hit in the same location on their bodies where they'd suffered an earlier injury and suddenly having a cure or improvement of whatever ailment the initial injury had caused. It would seem to make sense that sometimes, just like when one hits a radio or TV for better reception, that hitting a certain part of the body affected in someway improves or corrects it by either jostling about nerve endings, muscles or foreign particles that might be imbedded in the body. Head injuries seem to be the major type of this kind of story, that I've heard. I don't think it's a miracle, just the right amount of pressure applied at the right time in the right spot. Whether miracle or just luck, I'm sure the guy doesn't really care as long as he can continue to have some sight in his eye. :)
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
21 Jan 07
It makes one wonder if we or doctors should try hitting a person with the same impact and local to try to fix what can not be helped medically. ha ha "Come here honey"...as the wife walks with a cast iron fry pan behind her back..."I just want to help you get your memory back since you can't ever remember to take the trash out since your head was hit in football." hehehehe Next thing you know, there are many people being arrested saying, "I swear! I was only trying to help!!"
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Hahahahaha!! That is funny! I would love to do that. To help of course right! Everyone would be wanting to help one another any time...any day! You are really funny BrokenTia! :P
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• United States
21 Jan 07
ROFLMAO. That's hilarious! all the miracles of modern medicine put asunder in favor of a skillet! Ha!
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• India
21 Jan 07
What!!!!! How can this be possible dude !!!! I am unable to digest this stuff... Let us assume that you are telling truth then I would have to admit that this is a miracle and nothing else.
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@sunshinecup (7880)
21 Jan 07
Actually yes, I have heard of this before. I didn't think it was a lens being put back into place, but something in the brain being connected by the trauma to the brain it's self. I just imagined the swelling caused by the impact stimulated something to work again.
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@snow2007 (170)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
Wow i never read about that until now. Thanks for sharing the information. I think that its a miracle and he's a lucky guy.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Wonderful story! It only convinces me that miracles happen every gay.
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@fabwisp (1328)
21 Jan 07
There are rare cases where blows to the head have cured brain and eye disorders. Unsure of the technicalities but I would say it was luck and a miracle! But wouldnt advise going round headbutting things a general cure to illness!
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Wow! I think that it is a great story, and it might be a 'miracle'. I would have never thought that getting hit by a horse could cure blindness! I wonder if I get smack somewhere in the head by a horse it would cure my vision. I hate wearing glasses, but I love contacts. But, back to the discussion! I think that that old man loved that he go his sight back, but why at 64. He couldn't have gotten hit by a horse in his yearlier years! But, everything happens for a reason, right? Wow, what a great story. Thanks for the discussion. :D
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I guess hores are good for more than riding. I dont think I will stand in line to let a horse headbutt me though. Could have different results.
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I am sure for the man, after 64 years, finds it to be a miracle! Wow! I think it is great that he is now seeing! It really is a great story! And people say that they do not belive some of these stories! I think this would prove to people that the least expected can really happen! I can't help but wonder about what the doctor said though...about the lens possibly being dislodged. If they are able to replace a lens in a person's eye, why wouldn't they have been able to dislodge a lens? Either way...I am glad to read that this man is gaining back his sight. Too bad he had to wait 64 years. But we all have things we have to go through in life to make us who we are. :)
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@moneymaka (493)
• United States
22 Jan 07
That man has the right to sue that lady and her cat, she should atleast have the cats nails cut off if she refuses to get rid of the cat.
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@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I think 1942 sent a horse to him, its like this saying "Whoa,A Blast From The Past". so pretty much thats great at least he could still see.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
It sounds like the guy was blessed! thats a great story!!
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• Philippines
21 Jan 07
this is cool. yeah .. it could have been that the horse moved something that should not have been in the guy's eye in the first place. i like stories like this - weird but true. :o) good share, wolf! keep em comin!
• Canada
21 Jan 07
Well now i know how to cure blindness- Ill go up to a blind guy and smack him on his forehead... Haha Anyways this is a weird story. This guy just gets headbut-ted by his horse and can see again. Maybe he could already see... and was just making the hole story up? Anyways Now i know the cure for blindness.. But there is a warning ; Don't try doing this to a random blind guy, Or else he'll beat you up...
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@plantit1 (298)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Wow, what a great story. I guess he finally got tired of being blind. Goes to show you dont put your trust in doctors. Now thats some real horse sense!
• India
21 Jan 07
wow tat was intersting!!!!!!!!!!!
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Bizzare! I agree with 'brokentia' perhaps we should just cease with all the costly, medical interventions. Equip every physician with a battery of objects such as skillets, rubber mallets, and lead pipes. Now we would have to have these objects in various sizes so as to be able to direct our blows to either expansive areas such as an entire back in the case of low back pain, or to pinpoint areas such as the elbow, in the case of tennis elbow. Doctors would need to take some different courses in med school too. They would likely need to spend some time in the phys ed classes, learning to direct their aim and developing a good swing. Perhaps they could practice with the baseball team. Yeah, I'm seeing the whole med school curriculum change with this one!
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@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
21 Jan 07
Yes, I heard stories like this one before. But not about the damaged eye, it's about amnesia and those sort of things like memory loss. From time to time we constantly hear stories like this, memory regained after long years of hopeless surgeries or memory lapsed, after some kind of incident like headbutt, or any other form that moves the skull heavily. I do believe in miracles, and I guess, science has also some kind of explaination about this kind of phenomena.
@ananth85 (209)
• India
21 Jan 07
It`s more like a miracle. There is no cure for a consequence. Nice1.
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
21 Jan 07
After 64 years of being blind I am sure this man feels it is a miracle. Stories like this really make you smile. I hope he got to see the horse win the race...I do believe in miracles. Thats why I love the song by Randy Travis so much Three Wooden Crosses