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Old 09-28-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

After searching for some safety glasses and coming up empty handed i decide to go ahead and start grinding the bed bolts out of my truck anyway. Sure enough i got a spec of metal in my eye and it hurts like hell. I tried brushing it out with a Q-tip, and flushing it out with warm water, but so far no luck. I want to have it removed before a rust ring forms. Any advice?? should i just head to the hospital tomarro?
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Do not mess with your eyes.
Go to a hospital NOW...just do it!
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

Sometimes running a magnet over your eye will get it out. Make sure it's clean.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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Go straight to a minor emergency clinic! For what you are saving the price is cheap. Otherwise you risk permanent damage, and cloudy vision for the rest of your life.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

Either call your local eye doctor and get in thier asap, or just go to the hospital!
Just get to one or the other soon, don't wait!
After dealing with it myself, i'd head to the hospital.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Run, do not walk to the nearest emergency room. When metal gets into the eye, it immediately starts to rust. The hospital will use an electro magnetic to remove the particles. Do not rub or try to get it out yourself. You run the risk of scratching the cornea. Been there, done that.......

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

i heard metal in the eye is like getting stung by a jellyfish, you have to have someone pee in your eye to get it out.....


Go to the hospital dummy, never risk anything when it comes to your eyes.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #8
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i heard metal in the eye is like getting stung by a jellyfish, you have to have someone pee in your eye to get it out.....


Go to the hospital dummy, never risk anything when it comes to your eyes.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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Do not mess with your eyes.
Go to a hospital NOW...just do it!
Yeah,,don't screw around with your eyes!,,,go now! HRP
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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Go see a Doctor...If we are stupid enough to do things like that we got to be smart enough to go to the Dr....I have goten away with it for a long time but it will get me someday....
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:32 PM   #11
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No kidding. Go to the emergency room. Metal shavings are like tiny fish hooks in your eye. Don't try digging it out yourself.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:34 PM   #12
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

I go to the eye doctor when it happens to me. They are great. I seem to have the worst luck with my eyes. I am religious about wearing safety glasses, and have gotten stuff in my eye 3-4 times that had to be removed. I have friends that never wear them and have never had anything in their eyes...
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:37 PM   #13
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Run, do not walk to the nearest emergency room. When metal gets into the eye, it immediately starts to rust. The hospital will use an electro magnetic to remove and particles. Do not rub or try to get it out yourself. You run the risk of scratching the cornea. Been there, done that.......

Exactly...and IF you wait too long they won't use a magnet, they will use a pick to remove it as it embeds itself..been there done that myself..
Although it didn't hurt, it was EXTREMELY uncomfortable.
Just head out and get it taken care of......

Eye protection has become a major issue with me now because of that incident.....i HAD safety glasses on, the metal went under them. I now wear goggles while grinding.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:41 PM   #14
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Get your blind ass to an emergency room!
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:42 PM   #15
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I'm a big fan of the dremel tool they buff your eyeball with.....thats a real laugh riot...

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:43 PM   #16
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If you wait too long then they will use the needle of a syringe to remove it, then use a little miniture grinder like thing to remove the contamination that the sliver left. You better hope your Doctor hasn't been out partying and doesn't have the shakes.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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I usually always wear safety glasses nomatter what since it did happen to me a couple years back although it was aluminum so it didnt rust. Looks like i might head to the ER in a few moments..
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:45 PM   #18
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

Can you see the piece of metal? If you can see it, wet a q-tip and have someone lightly drag it across the spot. A lot of times the piece will stick to the q-tip you will see it on the q-tip if it comes out.

This will work a lot of times if the piece is not to deep. Might be able to do it youself but it's pretty hard to stick something to your own eye.

Otherwise go to the doctor tomorrow and let them get it out.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:46 PM   #19
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Default Re: Best Way to get metal out of your eye ball?

agreed! i left it for a day in the false hope it would go away, the doc had to grind it out with the dremel! get it out NOW!!!
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:46 PM   #20
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Go....and ...good luck
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