bloody hell

While clearing out the dead stalks from our bamboo patch this afternoon, a small twig whipped across my right eye. Afterward, I just thought that there was a bit of debris under my eyelid, but I couldn't find anything. Eye drops didn't flush anything out either.

I thought I saw something on the surface of the eye over the iris, so I got the flashlight. Shining the light from different angles helped me differentiate between physical attributes and mere reflections. Sure enough, there is a scratch in the cornea just north of the pupil. It hurts like hell. I have lubricant eye drops and have applied them. Not much else I can do at this point.

Funny thing is, I have a phobia about just this type of incident. I normally wear sunglasses when doing anything that could send something near my eyes, and am on constant subconscious alert for things that could "put my eye out." Oops.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! Bamboo is really tough stuff - they use it for scaffolding on skyscrapers in Hong Kong; one of the buildings I lived in (8th floor of a 12-storey building) was being cleaned/repainted when I was there and the scaffolding was all bamboo, tied together with jute twine. Strong, but flexible, in the sometimes high winds (i.e. hurricanes) there :)

    Good luck and I hope it heals itself soon.