Living in a rural area means that I have to be prepared for anything that walks in the door.
This is a patient who was welding without a helmet or safety goggles and got metal in his lower eyelid. You can see the small dark speck on the lower lid. I removed it using a 28 gauge sterile needle.
After, I used an algerbrush to clean up some of the small particles of metal that remained in the eyelid. In the after photo you can see the improvement.
If you are welding or working with metal please make sure to use a welding helmet or safety goggles!