This unlucky 27 year old lad was using a garden strimmer when a nail flew up towards his face.
The nail was lying in the grass when the strimmer blade flicked it up in the eye, and straight through the lad’s eyeball.
Scarily close to the lad’s brain, the nail got lodged against two important arteries.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Wael Asaad at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said:
The tip of the nail was like the finger in the dam. We were worried that if we pulled it out, there would be bleeding.Advertisement
Doctors quickly and safely removed the nail, and now his sight is back to almost perfection, which is pretty incredible, really.