arrector pili (thekayla) wrote in little_details,
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Cigarette burn to eye

Story setting: Post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland (200+ years after the bombs fell, the year 2281), specifically the Mojave desert in Nevada. (If you're familiar with the series, this is for a Fallout: New Vegas fic.)

I'm doing research for a character who is going to have a lit cigarette pressed into his eye for a few minutes, but I'm having a hard time finding some information I need.

The character needs to be blinded (or have his vision severely limited) in that eye. The eye is going to go untreated for a few days. Basically, I need to know (1) how limited his vision will be in that eye (if he can see at all); (2) how quickly an infection might set in; (3) if the eye got infected, what affect that would have on his vision in that eye; and (4) how much pain he'll be in/what a burn like that might feel like after a few days of having gone untreated.

My google searches so far: "cigarette to eye", "ocular thermal burn", "severe thermal eye burn", "untreated thermal eye burn", "thermal eye burn enucleation", "thermal eye burn cigarette", "untreated thermal eye burn cigarette", "blinded by cigarette burn", "blinded by thermal burn", "blindness thermal burn"

Pages I've read/visited: Pathophysiology of thermal burn injury, Ophthalmological complications as a manifestation of burn injury, Burns: eye injuries, Thermal burns, Burn of eye, and Poor prognosis of severe chemical and thermal eye burns

Thanks in advance! :)
Tags: ~medicine: burns & smoke inhalation, ~medicine: injuries: eye injuries
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