I very recently damaged my left eye - I bent down to pick up one of my sons toys in the garden and as I stood up a branch from a tree stabbed me in the eye and gouged out a chunk of cornea. As a keen photographer and computer user - this has damaged two of my interests. Most importantly it has stopped me playing rough and tumble games with my son and that is tough for us both. This is as much as I can write for now as looking at the screen for too long is bad for me. Take care of your eyes folks and don't bend down near bushes, trees etc. The damage was not only to the cornea but to nerves, blood vessels and muscles and will take around 6 months to fully heal. Importantly - its did not hurt to much when it happened - felt like a scratch to be honest - but the next day, I was crippled in pain. I felt like Rosa Klebb had kicked me in the eye. So if you have an accident - don't wait - see a doctor asap.