This X-ray image graphically shows the leg of a chair embedded into the eye socket of a Melbourne teenager who miraculously survived a random attack outside a city nightclub.
The image of Shafique el-Fahkri at the Royal Melbourne Hospital was taken as a team of five surgeons prepared for the complex three-hour operation that would save his life and his eye.
After leaving intensive care, Mr el-Fahkri spent a month in hospital and has 95 per cent of his sight back.
The former Xavier College student, now 20, said yesterday his sight remained very blurry, his body was weak and his neck was stiff after the incident.
“I feel all right at the moment, actually, but I am too weak for work,” he said in a raspy voice, a consequence of the chair leg passing through his throat.
But he holds no grudges against Liam Peart, who pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of negligently caus
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