And follow Doc's orders. Seriously. If they tell you to bathe your eye three times a day and keep it bandaged over for the rest of the time, then do it, even if this has to continue for a month and your eye feels better after a week.
Sorry to sound bossy, but I know from experience how tempting it can be to ignore what seems like impractical or over-cautious medical advice, and I'm paying the price for my impatience to this day. Could be worse, but I wish I'd listened at the time.
A true flashaholic rushes to post on BLF about his accident before running out to get medical attention! In all seriousness though, I hope it turns out not to be anything serious and you have a speedy recovery!
You know I was using a Dremel tool just this morning with a grinding wheel. I started using it without safety glasses, but then figured I better put them on because you just never know!
Hehehe, it is not tha serious I think.
I contacted doctor first, not very urgent case but antibiotics are recommended so I’m here.
I always use glasses when using grinders. Usually not when using pliers to cut plastic or making a knot… Funny. Maybe I should.
I believe the small metal chip was solder. It was not stuck too hard.
Done worse. My folks' house used to suffer from subsidence till the insurance company eventually agreed to pay to fix it (a six figure sum) after several years. Anyway - till the foundations were fixed, their front gate used to jam and needed metal grinding off of it every year or two. So I put the goggles on and do the necessary.
Than like a $^%&& idiot I took the goggles off and rubbed my eyes with hands covered in fine metal dust.
After a 12 hour wait in eye casualty (ER) I had to sit in darkness for a week.
Iron filings rust and sticks to the eyeball and have to be lifted off with a needle. This is not even remotely close to fun.
If you don't trust me on anything else, trust me on this...