Gerhard is not alone. I found several other examples in the weird news of vision being restored accidentally:
- Don Karkos, a veteran from Lisbon Falls, Maine, who was blinded in his right eye during combat in World War II, had his sight spontaneously restored shortly after he was head-butted by a horse.
- Xu Yulian, a 74-year-old woman in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, regained the sight in her left eye after running into a protruding door latch.
- Vern Harryman, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who was blinded in his right eye as a 10-year-old boy, could see out of it again after walking into a light pole. "You can't imagine what's it's like. If nothing else, being able to see better ought to knock 6 strokes off my golf game.''