Woman who lost sight in random attack regains vision
Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg has regained her sight after her eye was split open in a random attack.
Published Friday, January 26, 2018 8:38AM CST
Last Updated Friday, January 26, 2018 8:44AM CST
A university student has regained her vision after her right eye was split open in a random attack in the Winnipeg.
In June, Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg was sucker-punched in the eye in an attack in the Exchange District.
“I first saw Brittney a few days after her injury,” said Dr. Frank Stockl, a surgical retinal specialist, in a release.
“Her vision was lousy. There was so much blood in her eye I couldn’t even examine her properly.”
In July, Thomas-Ljungberg's retina detached and she had to have an emergency surgery to remove her eye's lens and repair the retina.
In October, she received a lens implant and now her vision is stable with 20/25 vision.
“I wasn’t sure I’d be able to see again,” said Thomas-Ljungberg.
“I’m forever grateful to Dr. Stockl and his crew.” Thomas-Ljungberg and Stockl will be speaking to the media today at 11:30 a.m. at the Ophthalmology Assessment Unit.