I had the unfortunate experience of lodging a piece of metal into my right eye this past Saturday. I was hanging a light-fixture using pre-drilled holes and a piece apparantly fell off. Somehow it got around the glasses I was wearing and managed to lodge itself in the upper portion of my eye.
I went to the doctor today and he removed it, gave me some eye drops, and requested I return on Tuesday for an exam. I am taking droplet antibiotics and hopefully no infection will occur. The eye is painful at the moment but the metal doesn’t appear to have permanantly damaged anything.
Some people might chastise me for not wearing protective wear, but this was as simple a task as screwing in a light-switch cover, just elevated. It is amazing how things such as vision are taken for granted until something like this occurs. I know I will be more careful from now on.