This story reported on the BBC shows how following correct procedures can lead to an excellent recovery:
An elderly American man has survived being impaled through the eye socket by a pair of pruning shears.
Leroy Luetscher, from Green Valley in the state of Arizona, had just finished trimming plants in his back garden when he fell face-first onto his shears, sending one of the handles through his right eye socket and halfway into his head.
He was rushed to hospital, where a team of surgeons discovered the shears’ handle had gone 6in (15cm) into Mr Luetscher’s head.
The 86-year-old has made a remarkable recovery from the incident on 30 July – he still has slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision, but is otherwise fine.
Full story and video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14727604