CT scan shows nail lodged in man's eye

Surgeons removed a nail thrown by a weed trimmer into a man's eye; it was just touching a key artery


NBC News

BOSTON — It wasn't hard to figure out what happened to the 27-year-old landscaper. The string trimmer he'd been using had thrown a nail directly into his eye.

But aside from this moment of bad luck, all went well for the patient, who isn't identified in the New England Journal of Medicine Article. A three-dimensional CT (computed tomography) shows just how the nail had been embedded into his eye.

The tip of the nail was just touching a key artery. But it hadn't punctured it.

Read full story: CT Scan Shows Nail in Man's Eye

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