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whitehawk
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(02-26-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Has anyone had any experience with this? I have a very small speck of metal in my right eye. I was using a very small screwdriving, and a teeny piece of it snapped and flew in my eye. I can see fine, it doesn't usually hurt, but if I move my eye around a lot or close my eyes shut very tight, I can feel a bit of pain.

Considering going to the ER, but what could they do that I couldn't do at home? I tried eye drops, but nothing so far.

update:

I kind of feel silly making this thread. I would have ended up at the ER anyway, I just wanted to know if anyone had experienced this before, and how serious it was.

Anyway I was in an out of the ER in less than 2 hours. The doctor lifted my eyelid and saw it. Got it out with some eyedrops and a q-tip. It was bigger than I expected
They scanned my eyes to make sure it didn't scratch it, and my eyes are a-ok! I also found out I have 20/20 vision :)

They even let me keep the piece of metal as a souvenir.

Last edited by whitehawk; 02-26-2012 at 03:43 AM.
ComputerMKII
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(02-26-2012, 12:16 AM)
Go to a doctor, don't listen to GAF.
blame space
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(02-26-2012, 12:16 AM)
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you need to go an optometrist
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(02-26-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Go to the ER.
Shit will get infected. Untreated infection will lead to blindness.
Good luck.
Invisible_Insane
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(02-26-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Has anyone had any experience with this? I have a very small speck of metal in my right eye. I was using a very small screwdriving, and a teeny piece of it snapped and flew in my eye. I can see fine, it doesn't usually hurt, but if I move my eye around a lot or close my eyes shut very tight, I can feel a bit of pain.

Considering going to the ER, but what could they do that I couldn't do at home? I tried eye drops, but nothing so far.

They could probably take the speck out of your eye.
Zombie James
(02-26-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Go to a damn doctor. Walk-in clinic. Anything.
Pollux
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(02-26-2012, 12:17 AM)
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ER dude. That kind of thing can REALLY mess your eye up.
whitehawk
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(02-26-2012, 12:18 AM)
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That's what my instinct is telling me to do. There's a walk-in clinic close to me so I'm going to go there now.
Keyser Soze
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(02-26-2012, 12:18 AM)
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You used to be an adventurer
Kyaw
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(02-26-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Go go go!

Your eyes are important, don't fuck around!
GabDX
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(02-26-2012, 12:18 AM)
This could permanently damage your eye. Go see a doctor now.
SmithnCo
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(02-26-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Yeah, you don't want to mess around concerning your eyes.
Full Recovery
(02-26-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Yeah go, unless you don't want to sleep tonight. I once had a spec of metal in my eye and I didn't even feel it until my eyes rolled back when I was asleep. It was unbearable.
wsoxfan1214
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(02-26-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Go to a goddamn doctor, dude.
whitehawk
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(02-26-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Going to ER actually. Thanks for the advice guys .)
Plywood
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(02-26-2012, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

.)

Clever.
Kentpaul
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(02-26-2012, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Going to ER actually. Thanks for the advice guys .)

why even make a thread.

fucking ER ER ER ER
Trash Lord
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(02-26-2012, 12:21 AM)
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Yeah, go to the ER/ doctor NOW, my teacher lost an eye in a similar scenario
Mordeccai
(02-26-2012, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

You used to be an adventurer

Until he took a speck of metal to the eye.
Blair
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(02-26-2012, 12:21 AM)
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look at a magnet
Invisible_Insane
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(02-26-2012, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Going to ER actually. Thanks for the advice guys .)

get the fuck out of here
Samyy
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(02-26-2012, 12:22 AM)
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I dont understand some people on gaf, if some crazy medical related stuff happened to me I would run to the doctor asap.
CygnusXS
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(02-26-2012, 12:23 AM)
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we are so lucky that we live in a world with ERs and walk-in clinics
Sutton Dagger
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(02-26-2012, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

I dont understand some people on gaf, if some crazy medical related stuff happened to me I would run to the doctor asap.

Yeah but he might live in America, and they will use hot pokers on his eyes if he can't pay the bill anyway.
cacophony
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(02-26-2012, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by CygnusXS

we are so lucky that we live in a world with ERs and walk-in clinics

and NeoGAF so people can be told that they need to go to an ER
blame space
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(02-26-2012, 12:27 AM)
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hey whitehawk how's the eye doing?
Fry
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(02-26-2012, 12:27 AM)
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Mordeccai
(02-26-2012, 12:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blair

look at a magnet

This will work, you do not need pay big fee to pull this metal out of the eye.

Save yourself some time and money and do this.

I know this will work because I am expert
mik83kuu
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(02-26-2012, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Computer

Go to a doctor, don't listen to GAF.

You are contradicting yourself.
arab
(02-26-2012, 12:31 AM)
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don't waste your time with a doctor, just use a magnet to get it out!!
Messofanego
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(02-26-2012, 12:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Has anyone had any experience with this? I have a very small speck of metal in my right eye. I was using a very small screwdriving, and a teeny piece of it snapped and flew in my eye. I can see fine, it doesn't usually hurt, but if I move my eye around a lot or close my eyes shut very tight, I can feel a bit of pain.

Considering going to the ER, but what could they do that I couldn't do at home? I tried eye drops, but nothing so far.

Cisce
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(02-26-2012, 12:33 AM)
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Coming from a guy who's had an eraser break off into his eye when a chav threw it at him when he was out of school with his friends I would say GO TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY.

I managed to be fine despite temporarily blindness in the said eye and a minor permanent effect but you'll probably have better luck than me.
SpacLock
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(02-26-2012, 12:34 AM)
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This one's easy. Put a huge magnet up to your eye.

Edit: beaten.
LabouredSubterfuge
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(02-26-2012, 12:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blair

look at a magnet

orsonwellesclapping.gif
Full Recovery
(02-26-2012, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by blame space

hey whitehawk how's the eye doing?

ajf009
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(02-26-2012, 12:36 AM)
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I don't mean any offense but how is it not common sense to get to a doctor immediately?? There's METAL in your eye dude! I hope that shit doesn't get infected.
endresults
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(02-26-2012, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blair

look at a magnet

Annnnnnd we're done here. Funny AND brilliant.

Seriously though, your sclera is tough and it'll eventually get washed out of your eye unless it's actually stuck in there.
SpacLock
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(02-26-2012, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Full Recovery

This pic should be used for all GAF medical advice threads.
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(02-26-2012, 12:37 AM)
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Plywood
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(02-26-2012, 12:41 AM)
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friskykillface
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(02-26-2012, 12:44 AM)
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go to a doctor asap OP


haha i usually freak out if there is something in my eye, damn those bugs when they fly in :(
C.Dark.DN
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(02-26-2012, 12:45 AM)
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You're already going to the ER,

but my dad has had metal in his eye twice from his job and he had to get it "scraped out" both times.

He contacted/went to his eye doctor instead of the ER but it wasn't the weekend and during business hours.
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THE:MILKMAN
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(02-26-2012, 12:47 AM)
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Go to the hospital. I had a corneal ulcer a few years ago caused by contact lenses and I was put on an intensive course of eye drop's for ten days (Once every woken hour!)

I also had to visit the hospital eye department everyday for 7 days........I was lucky and caught it in time. Many people there weren't so lucky and required eye operations.

I wear glasses now.
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(02-26-2012, 12:50 AM)
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Meadows
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(02-26-2012, 12:53 AM)
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You've already gone to a walk in, good call.

It's probably nothing too serious, but if left it might get infected and, well, who knows, you could lose an eye.

They'll give you some eyewash and maybe some anti-biotics if it gets bad.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(02-26-2012, 12:56 AM)
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You can't be this stupid. This has to be a troll thread.
akira28
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(02-26-2012, 12:57 AM)
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And maybe invest in a decent set of shop glasses. You can get the kind that look just like glasses, not uncomfortable goggles, maybe the kind with yellow lenses. Once you have an eye-scare you don't want to have another one.
Agent Ironside
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(02-26-2012, 12:59 AM)
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I have, got it from a day out riding my motorcycle, anyways, It was so painful I couldnt sleep, so I had no choice but to go to the eye doctor, still didnt sleep for a couple more days after it was even out, started hallucinating on the 3rd day of no sleep. Go asap.
Samyy
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(02-26-2012, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sutton Dagger

Yeah but he might live in America, and they will use hot pokers on his eyes if he can't pay the bill anyway.

well that sucks :/
PhoenixDark
(02-26-2012, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plywood

Clever.

Bob Jones :(

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