A 55-year-old worker from Jiangsu province surnamed Yang said he felt a sudden sting in his left eye while cutting ceramic tiles with a machine on December 30, but shrugged it off and figured it was just dust.
The next day, however, his whole eye became swollen, and he immediately rushed to the Nanjing Hospital of Ophthalmology. To his surprise, doctors found in scans that an 8-centimeter-long nail was jammed into his cranium from his eye socket.
“The nail that got stuck in the cutting machine flew out when I turned on the machine. It ripped into my head and left a small hole on the skin,” said the patient.
After a joint operation performed by neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists, the nail came out smoothly. Doctors said that Yang was incredibly lucky not to have had any severe damage done to his eyesight and brain function.
This story sounds very similar to that of a Chengdu man who had a chopstick lodged into his cranium and didn’t notice it for NINE months, which in both instances begs the question: how the fuck?
By Isabel Quan