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    An addendum to my tale of woe PLEASE READ AND TAKE NOTE . . .

    Further to this:
    https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/to...g-550669/page2

    I have started afresh because I want you to read this - not because I want your sympathy but because I don't want it to happen to you.

    Having thought that my eye had escaped any damage, 3 days after the 'accident' things went downhill fast. Severe pain all around my eye socket and occasional blurred vision. Then, yesterday evening I was sat in the garden and thought it had suddenly got rather dark. Covering my good eye I was horrified to find that all I could see out of my left eye was grey cloud with a vague white outline of the UPVC window frame and door on the house. So, off to A&E and upon arrival referred straight to the emergency eye clinic. By this time some of the sight had returned. The first thing the doctor did was to check the eye pressure. Now 15 is good 20 is where you start to get concerned, 40 is dangerous. My reading was 72 and the doctor could not understand how I wasn't creased up in pain. They then carried out a full examination of the eye and found what seemed to be dried blood at the rear of the eye by the retina. The eyeball was also misshapen - possibly because of the impact of what hit me, possibly because of the high pressure. They then sent me for a CT scan as it was possible that fragments of disc or metal had passed through the front of the eye and lodged at the back of the eye or even behind the eye. Fortunately, the scan showed no evidence of this. 4 hours later after treatment with various eye drops, tablets and medicine by canula the eye pressure was down to 35 and I was allowed home on the condition that I returned this morning to have the pressure checked again. This I did - the pressure was now down to 5 which is too low but tweaking the drugs I have been given will correct this. I now have to return in a couple of weeks when a decision will be made as to whether it will be necessary to remove the dried blood near my retina by laser or whether it can be left to disperse itself.

    So, as I've already said, please always wear good quality safety goggles when grinding / cutting. Also if things do go wrong get yourself checked out regardless because although you might think no damage has been done you could, like me, so easily be wrong.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Had eye troubles also through grinding, be warned............................

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    Had all sorts of **** with my eyes including catract removal ( caused by steroids) , several tears in retina and laser surgery to repair splits in both.

    ALWAYS treat them with respect .

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    jeez

    hopefully youre eye will make a full recovery.

    sometimes you just get caught out,even with the best safety stuff on.
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    All the very best, Fogey. Sounds like you've a good eye team in Southampton. An object lesson to us all.

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    Yep, had plenty of grinding sparks removed in A&E, no lasting damage luckily but even with goggles they can still get in.

    Worst was a battery exploding in my face (long story) blurred vision for 3 weeks on that one but luckily I did the correct thing immediately (jumped in shower fully clothed & rinsed for 10 mins) before going straight to A&E.

    Eyesight, not something you ever want lose or damage.

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    Hope you recover soon with no lasting damage, well done for posting this advice to all of us on here

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    Holy crap! Hope it all goes well!

    And I'd just watched that tall dude on wheeler dealers drilling out rivets with no bins on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4potHemi View Post
    All the very best, Fogey. Sounds like you've a good eye team in Southampton. An object lesson to us all.
    The treatment I received at Southampton University Hospital and all the staff I met were absolutely superb.

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    we are all only human, look after yourself

    Hopefully full recovery for you fogey, crossing my fingers and wishing you well
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