How a Stuffed Deer Nearly Cost Man His Eye

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Playing Man Suffers Freak Accident That Almost Costs Him His Eye

The Doctors meet a man who nearly lost his eye to a deer -- that was already dead, stuffed and mounted on his wall.

Matthew had deer heads mounted on the wall of his workshop. While tossing a tarp, he hit one of the animals and it fell from the wall and the antlers pierced his eye, going 6 millimeters deep into his left eye.

He says the antler hitting his eye was "like a cracked egg." Matthew rushed to the hospital and doctors determined he has a global rupture. They were able to perform an initial surgery to save his eye, which allowed him to have further surgery down the line.

During his recovery, Matthew says he experienced black splotches in his vision and had unbearable pain. He admits there were times when he considered removing the damaged eye altogether. After meeting with a retina specialist, he was advised to have yet another surgery, and luckily his vision returned after the procedure. 

He is happy to share his vision is now 20/20 after having 3 surgeries. Matthew tells Dr. Ian Smith he will never mount the deer on the wall again.

In the video below, we meet Dr. Ron Gentile and Dr. John Aljian who explain how they were able to save Matthew's eye.

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