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My brother had a similar eye injury... not from a violin but from changing tires in the shop he worked in (over 20 years ago). Something popped out where it shouldn't have been able to and hit him right in the eye. Instant cataract, and blind in that eye. They wouldn't even help him get to the hospital, he had to drive himself. He did eventually win a lawsuit with that employer, but it took several years, so it took years before he could have the corrective surgery and get a little of his sight back in that eye (part of the wait was waiting for the money, and because he was scared of the surgery).
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Omg.. that is crazy sad....
eye injuries are scary.
I am careful also. I have wounded myself (cut) thumb on guitar string and violin string.. can't even imagine the eye...
Good reminder for us to be safe, there is a lot of tension on those strings....
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I had a harp string blow while playing in a Chicago event. When I looked up, everyone was gone, under the tables. Strings break, life happens, I hope he gets good medical care and doesn't suffer a fear of stringed instruments. I tuned my harp today and remembered how funny that incident was.....to me anyway.