These scans show a girl who was impaled in the eye by her pencil after a classmate pushed her from behind as she played at school.
Six-year-old Zhou Jiayi was taken to Hunan Children’s Hospital in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan Province, after the horrific accident on the morning of 18th September.
“She was playing and holding the pencil. Another kid pushed her from behind, then the pencil went into her eye,” her father, Mr Zhou, said.
Jiayi’s doctor, Jing Yunlong, said the pencil entered her right eye along the socket.
He said: “It almost went through her forehead and into her brain.”
Jiayi, who arrived fully conscious and with no signs of heavy bleeding, was wheeled into emergency surgery to have the pencil removed.
The operation took several hours, with a team of doctors able to successfully remove the pencil and close her wounds.
Doctor Jing revealed that Jiayi’s recovery as been ideal, saying he believes she will not suffer any long-term effects – such as impaired vision – despite the nature of the injury.
The medic said: “We do get quite a few cases like this, but the most important thing to remember is not to pull it out.
“If you do that, it’ll cause life-threatening blood loss.”
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