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Discussion: Stuff in eyeball

in: Billenicus; Billenicus > 2024-03-18

Mar 18, 2024 10:10 AM # 
I got a big grass seed in my eye orienteering in Queensland about 10 years ago. Various hospitals and specialists got a lot of crud out each visit was a bit intimidating), but it still hurt like crazy. They said that it would just have to settle down. About 3 weeks later this big (maybe 10+mm) grass seed popped out of the corner of my eye, stained red from they dye that one of the eyeball inspectors had used.

Good luck!
Mar 18, 2024 5:07 PM # 
Cripes. Hope it works its way out or remains inconspicuous and so on.
Mar 18, 2024 6:08 PM # 
Was it those spikey NZ pine trees? Were you wearing glasses?

I hope it sorts itself soon.
Mar 19, 2024 6:25 AM # 
It's a very small splinter by the look of it so hopefully it'll just stay there and not be a problem. I did some other damage, but that should all heal OK. Hopefully there's not anything else in there - it's not too painful.

I was wearing glasses, but ones with a central hole cut out, which maybe makes this sort of thing more likely. Maybe I ought to go back to the full glasses if there's likely to be much eye level vegetation. Though in this case it was a bit unlucky - just a single branch of some sort of NZ native tree was pointing in my direction as I lifted my head up from looking at the map.
Mar 19, 2024 7:00 PM # 
I guess full glasses in fine weather is a safer option. A small branch got through my cut-outs at Sandringham and dislodged the contact lens I was wearing as a back up in case my glasses got flipped.

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