Metal in your eyeball - wear safety glasses

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MiteyF, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    were you grinding something at the time you got something in your eye? That shit is the worst.
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  2. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Went in to the ophthalmologist yesterday, and he did just as others had said... numbed my eyeball, and popped the rusty metal out with a scalpel. He said if they're deep, they will sometimes drill, but didn't need to in this case. Then he busted out what he called a "tiny battery powered dremel" and polished the surface of my eyeball where he had been digging. Nifty eh? No eye patch even, I got to ride home.

    I got some antibiotic cream (about the consistency of Neosporin, a bit uncomfortable to apply) to put in my eye 3 times a day, and have a follow-up appointment next Tuesday to make sure it's not infected.

    What really blew my mind, is that last night I got a call from an unknown number... it was the female doctor who saw me at the walk in clinic on Sunday. She called from home just to check up and make sure all was well and it was taken care of. When was the last time a doctor (not *your* doctor mind you) called after hours just to see how you were doing?
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  3. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I'm glad your eye is A1!

    My wife got a couple of calls from the docs that treated her after an unplanned gravity event last year . . . . 300 miles from home.

    She says that the next time she biffes it, she'll do it closer to their hospital ;-}

    The are caring folks in healthcare.
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  4. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    Great news !!!

    What a relief, isn't it?

    Stay on the antibiotic as prescribed, even after you feel much better.

    Actually, a female doctor did that for my sick son last year, ...... some people are just amazing :1drink
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  5. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Glad you got it popped out uneventfully. I run a machine shop, so I'm constantly behind a pair of safety glasses...this kind of thing is on my mind occasionally.
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  6. Jack90210

    Jack90210 mindful

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    I had a small piece in my eye for a few days (body grinder), started to rust. They can see the spot when I go in for an eye exam. Other than that I have no aftereffects. Glad you're OK.
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  7. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    Here's a trick that will some times keep you from going to the doc. Get a big ass sub woofer that is dead. Bust the magnet off it and stick it to the side of your tool box. Its good for magnitising screwdrivers and pulling mettle from your eye. These things are strong and if you get it close to the mettle splinter it will pull it out.
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  8. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I tried a small neodymium (uber strong) magnet I had in the garage from a past project. I put it in a sandwich bag (clean and smooth) and actually rubbed it across my eye a few times, to no avail. It's definitely going into my bag of tricks should this ever happen again though!

    Thanks for all the well wishes fellas. My eye's hardly red anymore, and the pain is almost completely gone. Hooray!
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  9. Patriot4570

    Patriot4570 Trail Blaster

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    I was helping a friend of mine one day we were on the roof of a 5 story condo by the beach .We were patching some stucco, and I was grinding away with a side grinder. A piece of the wire wheel went in my eye .I was wearing safety glasses but not goggles ,it hurt like hell had to go to the doc and he removed the wire .Note to self wear goggles next time.
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  10. lynch180

    lynch180 Adventurer

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    I had an MRI also and was asked the same questions, did not think that it would make a difference that I had fabricating shit in my shed from an early age..............Nearly had my eyes pulled out off my head, it was like someone put a hover on my eye balls:cry:cry:cry:cry

    So the MRI confirmed that I have a bad back and rusty eyes:lol3
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  11. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I've had bits off of wire wheels stuck in my face (cheeks mostly) but never the eye... ooowwweee
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  12. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I know those little suckers are strong but a 100+ ounce sub magnet creates a bigger magnetic filed around it. the ones I had could hold them selves together through a 2X4. actully that's how I stored them one on top of a shelf and the other under. I had a set of these.

    http://poweracoustik.com/store/products/subwoofers/reaper/rw1-10.html

    someone smoked a set on a older stile and i cut the cone out took a sledge to the center and knocked the back plate off then took a chisel and tapped the magnets off.
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