So I was fixing my refrigerator tonight (motor quit working on the screw drive that pushes ice out of the ice maker on the door). It had been bothering me for like 10 months, so tonight I got frustrated enough to actually tear into it and fix it.
Long story short, I was popping apart a piece and the metal shattered, launching a nice 1/32" or so long piece of metal into my eye, just outside of the iris (in the white of the eye). I spent a few minutes trying to catch it on a finger before giving up (as it was embedded pretty nicely). I resigned myself to going to sleep and hitting an urgent care shop in the morning to get it out.
Tried to sleep for about 30 minutes, and couldn't even get close. Every time I started to fall asleep my eyes would move a bit and it would sting and wake me up.
Finally I got sick enough of it that I got up, went in the bathroom, got some tweezers and pulled the damned thing out. THAT was not pleasant.
Had it been in the pupil/iris area I'd have left it to the pros, but I could easily see it (and I could feel it snag on my finger, so I knew it was sticking up), so I figured I'd give it a quick try before resigning myself to pain all night. Luckily it came right out.
Anywho, just figured I'd share my pain. Remember, safety glasses are good.
edit: Oh, and the fridge works a-ok now.