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Careful what you get in your eye...

Would I have noticed this if I weren't raising sheep? Hmmm

A 57-year-old abattoir worker was seen at a general practitioner after sheep bile splashed into his left eye. Flourescein examination revealed extensive ulceration involving at least two-thirds of the corneal surface. Copious irrigation with normal saline, application of chloramphenicol ointment and an eye patch resulted in excellent healing within 2 days with return to normal vision for the patient thereafter.

BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Dec 3;2012. pii: bcr2012007439. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007439.
Okullo AT, Low T, Baker LL.
Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.