Steel in the eye is awful.
And, if you ever need an MRI you should tell them you have been
exposed to steel chips, apparently, if you have a piece of steel in
your eyeball in an MRI machine it could whirl about thus blinding you
- or so I have been told. A search revealed this page
where it appears that
it is a very rare problem.....
here is a reference:
Kelly WN, Paglen PG, Pearson JA, et al. Ferromagnetism of
intraocular foreign body causes unilateral blindness after MR study.
Am J Neurol Rev 1986;7:243-245. .
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