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Thursday, 3 September 2009

A Stroke Of Luck

A stroke victim believes his illness has had a miraculous effect on his eyesight.

Short-sighted Malcolm Darby, of Preston, in Oakham, wore glasses every day for 60 years, until he was struck down by a stroke.

While recovering in hospital, despite being unable to speak or move his right arm, the retired 70-year-old discovered his eyesight was improving.

Mr Darby said: "The first thing I noticed was that I could read the newspaper being held by a patient in the opposite bed.

"But when I put my glasses on, I couldn't see properly. I thought the stroke had worsened my eyesight and I needed new glasses."

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