Ummad Farooq was shot in Karachi on October 19th and had to be flown nearly 4000 miles back to the UK for specialist treatment.
The 22-year-old's sight has potentially been saved because of the hour long procedure, as the bullet had lodged next to his right eye.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A Metro train passenger who hurled shocking abuse at a transgender woman travelling on the same carriage has been put behind bars.
Three of the region's court houses are to close after the government decided they were under-used.