A Winnipeg woman who was punched in the eye during a random attack in the Exchange District last year has regained her sight.
Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg, 29, was randomly sucker-punched in her right eye in June.
“I first saw Brittney a few days after her injury,” said Dr. Frank Stockl of the Misericordia Health Centre. “Her vision was lousy. There was so much blood in her eye I couldn’t even examine her properly.”
Through a series of ultrasounds, Thomas-Ljungberg was closely monitored. In July, her retina detached with persistent bleeding. Dr. Stockl performed emergency surgery to remove the lens of her eye and repair the detachment.
A new lens was implanted in October and Thomas-Ljungberg’s eye is now stable with 20/25 vision.
“I wasn’t sure I’d be able to see again,” she said. “I’m forever grateful to Dr. Stockl and his crew.”
No arrests have been made in Thomas-Ljungberg’s case.
MHC emergency eye patient Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg shared her journey to recovery today – from eye split open to regaining 20/25 vision. Her positivity is inspiring! Reminder to Manitobans Misericordia is open 24/7 for eye emergencies! pic.twitter.com/sLGoXfhorK
— Misericordia Health (@MisericordiaMB) January 26, 2018