When 86-year-old Leroy Luetscher went out to do some gardening, he had no idea what fate would befall him. The man from Green Valley, Arizona, ambled on out to the garden with his pruning shears, and got to business. Unfortunately, he dropped the shears. As Luetscher bent over to pick up his pruning equipment, he fell and landed face-first on his own shears. Leroy Luetscher survived being impaled through the eye on his own pruning shears.
He’s got the good folks at the University Medical Center, and surgeon Julie Wynne, to thank. Amazingly, they were able to extract the shears and repair Luetscher’s eye with wire mesh. Not only did they save Luetscher, they saved his eye, too! He’s got some soreness and swelling, and a little double vision, but this guy got stabbed in the eye and is otherwise unharmed! Talk about your incredible stories of survival (and awesome x-ray).
Would you consider Leroy Luetscher lucky or unlucky? After all, he survived the accident and even kept his eye intact. On the other hand, he accidentally fell face-first into some shears and stabbed himself in the eye. It’s pretty incredible, either way. Yes, people can survive being impaled in the brain, but odds are not through the eyeball.
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