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I've got a piece of metal in my eye...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scibjenkins, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. scibjenkins
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    Damn, that's brutal, yeah, I'm going to check out the tightest fitting glasses I can. I wear glasses, so I gotta get the honkin big ones anyway. I used to wear a full face shield, but those fog up really quick. I got it from drilling out holes for my new parallel leaf setup on my 47,
     
  2. scibjenkins
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    Sorry if I don't respond to anyone yet. I can hardly see what I'm typoing righ now.
     
  3. KustomCars
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    Sorry to hear that! Hope you have a fast recovery!
     
  4. thetwistedpiston
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    Good news is it will heal up pretty fast. Mine looked patriotic while it was getting better. Red, White & Blue!

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  5. RayJarvis
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    these particals usually dont embed themselves though and are usually more of an irritant. a flush or q tip will generally surfice in removal
     
  6. 1pickup
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    did it twice in a couple months. safety glasses are now required!
     
  7. RayJarvis
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    glad to see nothing perminent . get well
     
  8. scibjenkins
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    Haha nice, mine looks more like the Italian flag... oh well. :D
     
  9. falcongeorge
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    Yup, it REALLY F*CKING HURTS. BAD! Goes away after a few minutes of flushing, but OH BOY! We are talking serious pain here.
     
  10. scibjenkins
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    [​IMG]

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    Mine doesn't nearly as bad as yours. Like my eye patch?
     
  11. I bought mine from a first aid supply truck but I just found that Grainger Supply has them. I truly feel that anyone that works with metal or wood should have one. The loop end is used for non-magnetic particles.
    The best thing is that you can get some particles out before they are imbedded, so there is minimal damage.
    Here is the link;
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SWIFT-Eye-Magnet-With-Loop-Handle-3PAD8

    ~Alden
     
  12. edweird
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    not long ago, i got a piece of metal in my right eye. now keep in mind that i'm legally blind in my left eye. i said; i got myself a situation here.the doc finally got it out and used a contact lense for a bandage so i at least could see a little.i have had continous eye problems since my stupidity in 1987 with a u joint,vise and hammer. 7 operations, 2 detached retena's and i dont have a lense in my left eye. and now i have the beginning stages of glaucoma, i cant stress how important heavy duty eye protection is.,,,,,,,,,,,,DAMIT!!! do yall realize how many hot rods i could have built with the money i've paid eye doctors?
     
  13. thetwistedpiston
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    The eye patch is arrrrrful! I didn't get one of those. I still can hear my old mans voice in my head "If you're dumb, you gotta be tuff" and "The only way you could be dumber is to be bigger "
     
  14. ehdave
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    Due to crappy safety goggles i got a bit of metal in my eye, thankfully only small. I used a shot glass full of milk to rinse the eye and it cleaned it right out.

    I'd still go to the docs to get it checked out afterwards though
     
  15. A Q tip brought bear the metal and then rolled so as if it hooks will almost always pull it out quickly and safely. I learned from my Doctor. (And I dont belive I have had to see him for this since. ) It is how he does it..
    Don
     
  16. ago
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    All you self healers beware, infection will leave you blind. I never go to the hospital unless it is my eye. Know people with bad finger injuries that left them go, now he might loose his finger, infection in his bone . twice a day he has to go to hospital to get antibiotics to his finger bone.



    Ago
     
  17. budd
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    glad to see you can still see, yesterday i was cleaning my paint gun with paint remover, i thought i had it all whiped off and shot some air on it to dry it off, some of the paint remover was still inside and it sprayed back onto my face, man that shit burns, i had my glasses on and didn;t get any in my eyes, lucky
     
  18. czuch
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    I had one too. I didnt know and it began to rust. I use safety glasses and gloves and the whole 9 yards. Even welder sleeves when wire wheeling. Still, got one in the eye. Doc got it right out and gave me some antibiotic because of the rust.
    He didnt get the Naval Jelly joke I made.
     
  19. Flatheadguy
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    I have not read all the replies to this post. However, I can tell you that a small piece of metal (ferrous) in your eye can rust. And, worst case scenario, you lose the eye.
    Get your butt to a facility, hospital is best, and get that forgien matter removed right away. I had a piece of steel in one of my eyes and four days later went for help. The surgeons removed the piece, but told me that I would develop cataracts later on. They were correct. After a few years my vision in that eye went down hill rapidly.
    Basically, I ws blind in my left eye. After more surgery, my vision sort of returned. Why go through all that grief? Just do it. NOW!!
    Best of luck.
     
  20. railroad
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    I just scanned the thread and saw the magnet suggestion. If it was not mentioned the type of magnets used in computer hard drives, the name escapes me, are strong little chits. Some you cannot even pull apart. I told my son to keep one around the next time I get some ferrous metal in my eye. I suggested the magnet to the attendant working on my eye, but he said the only thing they had was the MRI machine. You would want it on the right side of your head, or it would pull the offending metal through you skull.
     
  21. bigalturk1
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    I've been there pal, usually when playing with the exhaust system. Luckily, I just flushed it out with water (Pour it directly from a glass).
    However, I went to an eye specialist once and he sat me in a dentist looking chair and dropped some stuff into my eye to freeze it. Then he drilled (Weird seeing a drill bit heading for my eye) into my eye (Not the white part) and then showed me what he removed.... Whew, no pain until I got the bill!
     
  22. scibjenkins
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    Haha, everything went fine. The doc had to drill it out, wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. My worst near eye injury was when I got a couple pieces of glass stuck in my eye. Luckily a friend was around (who oddly enough had done this before) to get the pieces out with a q-tip!!!
     
  23. scibjenkins
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    I haven't gotten the bill yet. I'm hoping insurance will cover most of it. *fingers crossed*
     
  24. scibjenkins
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    I'm still legally blind, but nothing that my coke bottle glasses can't fix :)
     
  25. mustang6147
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    Glad your on the mend now....

    I always wear Safety glasses. I have many shades of good commercial ones. From Dark to slight tint but UVA and B blocker is both. FInd a good machine shop buddy and have him get them from his work. I also wear dust mask when grinding or sanding. I have white coat syndrome
     
  26. I've been there. Hurts like hell. Wear goggles. Absolutely.
     

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