New Zealand Man Goes Blind From Drinking Vodka, Gets Eyesight Back After Drinking Whiskey

New Zealand Man Goes Blind From Drinking Vodka, Gets Eyesight Back After Drinking Whiskey
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A 65-year-old man from New Zealand loses his eyesight after drinking too much vodka. Apparently, the vodka didn’t react well with his diabetes medication and caused what doctors believed to be formaldehyde poisoning.

The best way to treat such poisoning is to counter it by administering ethanol- the type of alcohol commonly found in whiskey.

Since the hospital did not have enough ethanol in-house, they had to run down to the local liquor store and buy a $55 bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label.

“I woke up five days later and I could see as soon as I could open my eyes,” Mr. Duthie said. “Johnnie Walker Black Label. It was good whisky, yeah.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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