size and dangers of magnets around eyes
edited July 2014 in Magnets
I received a 75% blow-out fracture of my left orbital while serving in the Navy. This happened in 2003. The Navy decided to use a plastic mesh to interweave with the muscles and remaining bone floor to support the eye. The Navy surgeon used this method as a way to minimize visible scarring on my face. about 2 years ago I started noticing that my vision started to double up close. After a few months it did not need to be that close anymore to double. Long story slightly shorter, I now have permanent and in-correctable double vision of everything closer than 12 ft. As an electronic/dimensional calibration tech, this is a slight problem. I use an eye patch currently, but would like to have 3 magnets implanted around my socket, to hold a eye patch without the band. I cannot get used to the band, which causes me daily headaches, and I constantly have to shift it around which causes sores. Is there any effects to the eye to have magnets strong enough to hold a patch that close? how many other questions am I not considering? Any and all input, from mag types/sizes/guass strength would be appreciated.
If you do go with some piercer, please talk to me first. I'll do whatever I can to get you dissolvable stitches and someone who won't fuck you up. I'll also pm you about magnets.
As far as the pressure, I was also going to use similar magnets on the patch, under a thin layer of gel which i am using for padding. The outside i plan on being inter-changable for different moods/whatever. I am hoping the gel will disperse some of the pinch pressure.
I have already been told by the VA they have no plans on any other testing about this issue. So unless something NEW shows up, I shouldn't be needing a MRI anytime soon. I was actually planning on visiting a couple places here in Portland that do the cosmetic medicine to see if they would do the implant procedure. I just need to find the appropriate size and strength. I was thinking of N52's just to minimize the size of the magnet.
I would recommend against using paired magnets in the eyepatch, just use a lightly ferromagnetic material. Pinching two natural magnets together with tissue in between is generally not the best idea.
Have you considered using magnetic eyebrow/bridge piercings instead? Those would eliminate any risk to the nerves or tissue, as well as any discomfort from porolonged pinching. They'd also be removable for MRIs and such.
as far as the paired magnets, i have several non coated n52/n42 disc magnets of various sizes i was going to experiment with. since this is going to be pretty permanent, i want something I can adapt as i get older and ideas change. I will be able to swap magnets or small washers of various sizes depending on the outer shell. as well as the thickness of the padding between the skin and magnet. The only permanent part is an aluminum frame. though for some of the halloween costumes I might need some extra holding power for a couple hours for some lighted patches.
I am not really a piercing type of person. If I have to have a MRI at a future date, I would have them removed as a last resort.
The non coated magnets are for placement in the patch frame, not for any implant or direct skin contact. put larger ones in while wearing a patch with more stuff attached to it, and smaller one when using a blank patch for work.