Yes anything that has to do with eye injuries is no small deal. Like the rest of you I too have had the removal/drill procedure. I am deathly afraid of doctors and it my wife brother ***** and a 12 pack to get me through the doors. Luckily they made me because I had two pieces in my eye already rusting and causing damage. We don't realize how important sight is until we have a vision problem. Just the other day I got a piece of slag in my eye. It ended up gouging my eye ball. Again antibiotic drops and dark shades. It was **** at work trying to weld and having a blob right where I need to see the weld puddle. Take care of your eyes people. Keep your hoods down and your rods dry.