Nail in the eye: Lucky landscaper left without a scratch

3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker...

Nail in the eye: Lucky landscaper left without a scratch

A 27-year-old landscaper is one lucky guy: The Boston man escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed the nail at Massachusetts General Hospital describe the case in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

It happened about two years ago, and the man wasn’t identified. The nail had not penetrated the globe of the eye but the tip was against major arteries. Doctors made an elaborate plan to operate through his head or neck, but in the end, a doctor was able to simply pull the nail out. The man recovered full vision. Doctors say the case shows the need to wear goggles when using power tools.



Source : AFP

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