Daily Mail - As any hardened drinkers know, too much alcohol can severely impair your sight. But for one man in New Zealand, a whole bottle of whisky actually led to his eyesight being saved. Denis Duthie suddenly went blind after vodka he had been drinking reacted with his diabetes medication. The 65-year-old had decided to have a few drinks to celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. But when he walked into the bedroom of his home in Taranaki, New Zealand, he suddenly found that he could not see anything. Speaking to The New Zealand Herald, he said: ‘I thought it had got dark and I’d missed out on a bit of time but it was only about half-past-three in the afternoon. I was fumbling around the bedroom for the light switch but … I’d just gone completely blind.’
Doctors immediately decided he needed to go to surgery straight away. The situation was so serious that doctors even told his wife to say goodbye before he went into theatre. As surgery got underway, the doctors thought he could have formaldehyde poisoning , which can be treated by administering ethanol, which is a strong type of alcohol found in drinks such as whisky. Unfortunately, the hospital did not have enough medical ethanol so a registrar was sent to the local store to buy a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.
First of all this could not be more obvious of a plug for Johnnie Walker. Shame on a reputable news organization like the Daily Mail for falling for it. Just buy advertising like everybody else Johnnie. No need to try and trick everyone with your fake viral stories. But whatever I’ll take the bait. I’ll blog about your stupid story that this bro Denis Duthie had his vision restored by dumping a bottle of whiskey over his head or something because the hospital “ran out of ethanol.” Like they were CVS and forgot to restock toothbrushes or something. Bunch of doctors sitting around trying to save lives, oops we ran out of this crucial medical ingredient, how forgetful, Intern Joe go run down to the liquor store and grab me a handle of Scotch! Maybe in India or something but not New Zealand. Like I said this whole thing is as fake as the day is long but considering somewhere in the back of my mind it’s been implanted that vodka literally turns you blind and scotch gives you superhuman vision I think I’ll be incorporating a lot more JW in my liquid diet. Damn you marketers.