• By Dana Sparks

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Saving Justin’s Vision After a Harrowing Injury

July 9, 2017

A horrific accident put Justin Mundt's vision in peril. But despite his severe injury, quick assessment and care at Mayo Clinic preserved Justin's sight. 


During the summer of 2016, Justin Mundt was taking care of repairs around his house and fixing a garage door opener. The routine task took a dreadful turn when the tip of his screwdriver snapped off. It flew into his right eye and penetrated his cornea.

The accident caused what doctors call an open-globe injury — a severe eye trauma that results in a full thickness laceration of the eye. But the swiftness with which his Mayo Clinic providers examined and treated Justin's eye saved his sight.

"Talk about dodging a bullet," says Justin, who lives in St. Charles, Minnesota.

Injuries like Justin's that fully penetrate the eye are among the most severe seen by ophthalmologists. Read the rest of Justin's story.
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This article originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

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