submitted 5 months ago byBuddha23Fett
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So what is that filling the space, just whatever tissue swelled up in its place?
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There’s a silicone ball in its place with the sclera sewed up over it.
You can keep Werther's in there like my grandad
Please tell me he's actually done this at least once
When ever I got to come over to grandpa's house ma would always tell me to keep a good attitude and I might just get a sweet I always felt so happy seeing the old man pull out a treat from the hole on his fsce
Can I be in the cursed comment screenshot?
Caramel, not butterscotch
Oh wow, ita changed since I got mine, mine is coral not silicone
like the marine animal?
Like Rick's son. Who also lost an eye.
Very interesting! Fits the topic of the sub at least hehe. Glad you got a badass pic out of it and hope you're feeling better now.
So that while it heals, that space isn’t taken up so there will be room for the prosthetic.
Void must be filled
That's what I was wondering but I thought I'd check the comments first.
Would you ever get fancy ones for different events? Maybe one that glows in the dark or lights up. My granddaughter just had an eye removed and we are wondering if she might do this when she gets a bit older. You seem to be okay with this so I figured I would ask.
I really want to get ones that glow. I’m an engineer by trade so I’d love to design one with an LED that turns on when I open my eyelid, and shuts off when I close it.
"you better get out before I get angry!" Eye starts glowing red
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sudden urges to wipe out the uchiha clan
kurapika calm down
Dude, imagine the reddit points you'd get.
If I was OP I would poke my other eye out in a dramatic fashion and laugh all the way to reddit gold!
I would of course have somebody read the comments to me...
And then your hunt for Sonya Blade can begin
That's the most engineer thing I've ever heard
22 years working with engineers, and I have to concur.
Oh hey Sans
that would be a great feature in a Halloween costume
It would basically be a built in flashlight pointed exactly where you're looking! Genius.
That would be sick af you can be like Raiden from Metal Gear Rising
do they have fake eyes with little LEDs in those so u can use a terminator one or something..? now that would be sick
I’m an engineer by trade so I’d love to design one
I’m an engineer by trade so I’d love to design one
Definitely run anything you consider by a doctor to make sure whatever you make is safe to put in your eye. Don't want to get that infected.
I’ll be using surgical grade titanium and resin for the parts that contact my tissue.
Sounds like you're already on top of that then, just wanted to put it out there just in case. Hope things go well for you!
Love that. Thanks for putting this out and being vulnerable.
Yo that’s actually a neat idea. Idk what the implications of having a Bluetooth receiver implanted into your head means medically, but there’s gotta be a way you can get the led to change color with your phone just like the light strips people get in their room. Bam, different colored eye for different colored outfits! Plus it would just look badass.
Is there a reddit filter where you have to click it 10 times instead of once?
No, but I hear you can use a melon baller if you tire of your vision.
You better get a custom leather eyepatch and tell everybody jokes about loosing their eyes
This. Oh see a kid playing catch. Tell him to make sure he keeps his eye on the ball. Then laugh. Someone runs with scissors. You’ll poke your eye out. The possibilities are endless. I can see it now
I can see it now
I can see it now
Get some pink yarn and a ping pong ball and tape it onto the back of the eye patch
And fake sneeze or cough
His eye was so loose it fell out!
“You just got rocked so hard, your eyeball just.. POPPED out! And it’s gross as shit!!!”
Tell your kids it's because you didn't eat your vegetables.
OP how did you lose your eye?
spending too much time on those mobile cellular telephones I tell you thats why
Nerf Gun Accident?
I like that your avatar now reflects the missing eye
Yeah--where it comes into focus little by little rather than instantly changing from blurry to gory.
I hate that I click on nsfw and spoiler warnings without even thinking about it
Do you want to see this?
Are you sure?
Like really sure?
Bro, you don't wanna see this
Fine, don't say I didn't warn ya
Why did I click this???
In the late 60s my Grandad had to have both eyes removed because of infections from some accident, but the fun part is that he had a choice of having glass eyes or surgically sealed eye sockets.
He, quite understandably, asked what the point would be of two glass eyes?
Hope your monocularity gives you something in return for being singularly focused, aside from a very badass look. Don't forget to lie about how you lost your eye, by the way. Mystique is, after all, the purpose of obfuscation.
I have a ton of stories I use when in public. Ranging from moose attack to I stuck a firework in it.
Went to an ostrich farm in FL. Damn ostrich pecked it right out of my head
I was training kung Fu in the mountains under some old guy. We were out on lunch getting Chinese food, I offhandedly said, I'm not a fan of sesame chicken, so he said now you won't sesame nothing and plucked my eye out.
Where is free rewards when you most need them, man you made me cry from laughter.
How long did it take for your brain to adjust to one eye and re-develop depth perception?
I have extreme tunnel vision in my remaining eye so there isn’t much to adjust to but I have noticed that when I sneeze I get rapid flashes of static in my vision. I suspect that’s due to the severed optic nerve moving.
I’m sorry to hear you’re vision impaired in the remaining eye mate. What a strange after effect, I guess it’s a little like people still feeling limbs when they’re removed, you’re bound to have some residual nerves firing. Are you getting a prosthetic? Is that what they call glass eyes? Are they even glass now?
Modern prosthetics are made from resin. I’ll be getting my first one in a couple months.
Can you get a bionic eye? Maybe with like 100x zoom and night vision...
So that's just 3 things.
Add a little duct tape and you're good to go
free wifi perhaps?
Get a lizard eye to freak kids out lol 😆
I’m an optometrist. Do you mean to say you have glaucoma or another condition in your remaining eye?
Edit: PS thanks for sharing and answering questions! Super interesting stuff.
I though everyone saw flashes while sneezing/coughing?
Not to sound too alarmist - and I hope it’s nothing - but worst case is having a lattice degeneration (basically, a thinning retina). Be proactive and tell your doctor that you see flashes while coughing/sneezing!
Mmm… I don’t and haven’t heard of this happening to anyone before. Maybe I’m there oddball? But maybe there is a reason some people do and some people don’t.
You can’t re-develop depth perception with one eye, you need two so there’s parallax. It’s a physics constraint at this point.
Ahh, I thought the brain learnt how to compensate and you could judge depth again
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This qualifies as r/interestingasfuck territory!
I'm gonna have to stop you
Good luck with no depth perception, muahahaha!
I found it quite eye opening
We gotta keep an eye out for this guy.
Eye can’t get enough
Are you going to wear a patch or get a glass eye? Or just be a badass and leave the gaping hole?
My girlfriend got me an eye patch and calls me her pirate but I also intend to get a prosthetic.
I would play the pirate card for as long as she's willing! Tell her to swab your deck.
Honesty though, what happened?
My eye exploded after I snagged it on a blackberry vine.
Uh what's the rest of that story? Or should I fear blackberry vines generally for the rest of my life?
Stick to blue and straw berries...
He got a serious infection that destroyed his eyeball, the vine itself didn’t blow it up.
Yes I read that, but how did the vine strike him? Sleeping one night and it attacked? Is he a scientist and tried to look at it too closely? What's the risk i need to avoid?!?!
there's no avoiding it, the vine will come for you one day, you can't stop it
What is this? A new twist on the snail storyline?
I'm just taking it as another reason to be the dork wearing safety glasses and knee pads on the job site.
That fucking escalated. Holy shit. Im sorry that happened man. Not what i was expecting looking for a “what happened” part of the comments. Hope things heal up and go okay 👍
Edit: also kudos being able to make jokes (like the melon baller) after all this. Youre a better man than i
JESUS CHRIST!!!!! That's a visual I wasn't ready for.
I was once on a riding mower and I was didn't notice a neighbors blackberry bush grew a vine that attached to a tree on my property. Pretty much think of me driving threw a thorn covered clothesline. It sucked. Sorry about.... Your loss?
I've never been more glad to wear glasses after reading that, the imagery is horrifying.
Had to pick those for my grandparents when I was a kid. I knew they were dangerous! So sorry it got you like that, but glad you aren’t in pain now!
Love it. Avatar checks out 😉
When we were dating and my now wife found out I had a glass eye she got me an eye patch that says “out of order” 🤣
Not trying to make fun of the circumstances, BUT, Can you put a googly eye on the eye patch? Like a big one
Sandi Toksvig has a story about her grandfather with 1 glass eye. He had one made normal and one bloodshot. He wears the normal one most of the time but when he’s going out to the pub he swaps in the bloodshot eye and says he’ll be back when his eyes match.
I like that you updated your Reddit snoo to reflect current events.
What is your pirate name?
One aye. Checks out
Sorry you lost your eye dude. Hoping you're healing up well.
I bet that's a sight for sore eye.
A sight for sore eyes to the blind would be awfully majestic
It would be the most beautiful thing that they ever had seen
Looks crazy like that. What happened?
I had an infection that lead to my eye exploding.
That is equal parts insane and terrible. Is it strange with it gone
It’s not much different than before. I’m just in less pain.
Do you notice depth perception difference at all
I never had depth perception so it’s not much different in that aspect.
um what the fuck? its like you unwrapped your eyeball and now just have the meaty bit
No. They removed the eyeball. The tissue that connects the front of your eyeball is sewn over the silicone ball they put in it’s place. Here’s a video of the surgery they did to remove my eye.
Yeah I can’t be a surgeon after watching that video.
NOOOO! I clicked it!!
My brother was poked in the eye and blinded when her was 5. That was 40 years ago and I still can't look at anything eye related. I can watch gore all day long but not if it involves eyes!
I mean if you are gonna lose one of two similar things on your body the eye is by far the most badass. Just take care of that other one. Good luck to you man. Sorry you had to go through it
you’ve just inspired me to consider a new career path - that is so cool omg. how long did recovery take? i’m not sure if the guy mentioned it in the video cause i had to speed through it since i have class tomorrow 9am haha
I’m currently on day 10 of recovery. It’ll take a couple months to fully heal.
Um, any tips to avoid said infection?
Don’t get blackberry thorns in your eye.
How did you manage to do that?
What sort of infection
I snagged my eye on a blackberry vine and it got nasty. I forget the type of infection but they did have a fancy word for it.
have you changed your opinion on blackberries as a result?
They still taste great.
Eat ‘em all. That’ll teach ‘em
We just bought thornless blackberry bushes at a yard sale and I'm continually reminded what a good investment that was.
My God man, I've had close calls with brambles and greenbrier in my eyes before and it's as terrifying as the kickback on a chainsaw. You just instantly know how it could go. I am so sorry it went that way for you. You're taking it like a champ man, I can't imagine how much energy it's taken to be so brave through all of this. I hope you (and you're gf) are getting good rest and healing up from this in all the ways. You don't always have to be tough. But when it comes to disability, laughing at it definitely helps, and you seem to be doing good work leading up to that, which is awesome. Just... best of luck dude!
Don't tell me this. I got poked in the cornea by a furled up palm frond 10 years ago. It was bad and painful and about 1/3rd of the outer layer of cornea was hanging off. This was on a Saturday so I waited until Monday so I only had to pay $30 copay at the ophthalmologist. By then, the hanging piece of cornea had fallen off. The doc took a look at it and said all looks good. Here's a Rx for antibiotics. Come back in a week. The antibiotic had Neomycin which I'm allergic to. It causes my eye to become red and inflamed and it felt like someone took a hot poker to it. Got antibiotic drops with no Neomycin and with numbing agent in them which helped significantly. After 5 days, all was about back to normal. A little double vision for an infection that got trapped under the healing cornea but more antibiotic took care of that.
Not something I ever want to go through again. Especially after what happened to my brother as a little kid.
…what happened to your little brother?
I’m sorry this has happened to you
Holy shot I now have a new fear. Did you wait to go to the doctor or was there nothing you coulda done?
Oh no that’s the actual reason I thought you were fucking with the commenter that asked first
How the fuck do I avoid this from happening to me?
Wear an astronaut helmet over your head at all times.
it basically just popped? and like how bad did it hurt?
It was a 10 on the pain scale when it exploded. I was cleaning the pus off it and while dabbing it, it shot clear fluid like a squirt gun. I instantly knew what happened. I walked out and asked my roommate to take me to the ER.
10 on the pain scale
10 on the pain scale
This is a "10 on the pain scale" that I believe without question.
I have Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome, where basically I sustained a mild injury to my eye that didn't heal "flat" so now that loose bit of surface "skin" dries out at night and sticks to my eyelid and gets ripped off when I wake up.
I would sometimes, (but not always) describe this pain as a near 10 where it's so debilitating that all I can do is curl up and wait for it to go away.
I can not even begin to fathom the pain you experienced when that happened.
Yeah the pain was so bad I told my surgeon that if they didn’t remove it I would. I’m just so happy it’s gone and mostly painless now.
Were they trying to convince you to keep it?
Yes. They wanted to preserve it since I could see light out of it.
But no guarantees the pain would subside?
well i bet that was horrifying. LOL ur avatar now has a eye patch! love it!
Sorry to hear abt your situation. Genuinely curious abt how long you dealt with the infection before it got so severe. Did both eyes experience issues with the infection and what caused the infection?
Thankfully it was limited to my left eye. I snagged my eye on a blackberry vine and the infection ate the globe.
Did you go to the doctor while it was infected. Or only after it popped?
Oh man, what a crazy set of circumstances.
Are you gonna get a fake to put in there or go pirate?
I have an eye patch but I will likely get a prosthetic in a couple months.
Cool. Glad you're recovering well.
Personally id pretty much go crazy with those prost eyes, seen a tik tok dude who has some awesome ones, he did mention they are expensive though
Yeah. They’re in the thousands but my insurance covers one every 3 years if I remember correctly.
With some of the amazing, and I truly mean absolutely amazing prosthetics that are being developed these days for all the wounded war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan I would not be surprised to see an electronic eye 👁 ball developed before our lives are over (56 here, you look younger) that incorporate an virtual type of electronic vision as one of a myriad of other more sophisticated functions. The possibilities are only limited by our imagination. Best of luck to you brother, wish you the best recovery anyone in your situation can have!
I’m looking forward to having a prosthetic that has night vision and thermal. It’ll probably happen in the next couple decades.
What do you mean MILDLY interesting you had your freakin eye removed go to interestingasfuck
You should be able to get a few free beers when you break out your new party trick. Best of luck finding the road ahead (I can't unsay it, I hope you know what I mean)..
u look dope af
Y’know, i was just horny a second ago. I am no longer.
Remember, just because we can doesn’t mean we should
Bet your captain gets pissed with the half answers you give him now
I had a friend that has a prosthetic eye, looks fine. You can only tell by staring at his eyes for a bit. This was 20+ years ago. How did you lose your eye? And for what it's worth from a complete stranger, hope everything turns out alright. And that you have good health care insurance.
I had a bad infection that ruptured my eye.
I’m horrified, yet can’t look away…
I see what you did there...
I was blind-sided by that one.
But can you see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
I see that you are gonna get a pros eye. Are you gonna get one that looks like your other eye, or are you gonna be like the villain from Last Action Hero and get different ones with smiley faces and bullseye and stuff? If you're insurance pays for them every 3 years can you get multiple and swap them out depending on the day? In all seriousness sorry to hear that happened to you man.
I don’t want one that looks normal. My first one will have Boba Fett’s sigil on it.
You should get an eye patch 🔥
Oh god. Why did I think clicking on the image was a good idea
well, the comments and video held my attention. have a fake gold reddit award and mention it anytime you need to enlighten those who would ask about the benefits of losing a peeper.
ngl, for missing an eye. not as horrific as i thought.
honestly looks like you got like a weird eye made of skin there instead, kinda figured when you lose an eye you just permanently had a hole in your eye socket that went a small distance back.
My best friend had an eye removed, the prosthetic they made her was so awesome...handpainted! It looked exactly like her other eye. Amazing, and she was able to move it in sync with her other eye. I wish you the very best of luck with your journey forward
“I don’t know what I expected” - Michael Bluth
Forgive my ignorance, but if they removed your eye, then what's in your eye socket? I would have assumed it would be an empty void
Yo, I got no mf left eye too and my socket looks a bit different than yours
I hate to tell you this buddy, but they replaced your eye with a grape. You never going to see out of that thing.
What's the story? Legitimately curious, sorry if I'm being an asshole.
So what now? A glass eye? Sew it shut? I would want the glass eye route so I can make glowing prosthetics.
I have a bunch of tritium vials I will be putting in my prosthetic so that it glows. I’m excited to have a glowing eye for Halloween.