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I am certainly no doctor, but I'll take a stab at it.

Skin is nothing more than regenerating cells. As we generate new skin, old skin is sloughed off and falls away, most of the time in the shower. Therefore if we get something embedded in the skin, it'll eventually work its way out to the surface through the normal growth process.

The lens of the eye is surrounded by a fluid that keeps it wet, because it doesn't regenerate. Case in point, a torn lens on the eye has to be repaired. I punctured my eye a few years ago, but luckily I didn't hit the lens, I just missed it. The eye healed fine thankfully. Should the metal particles be embedded in the eye, it would rip the lens off during an MRI, not a pretty thought.

I'm no doctor, and may be way off base, but that's my understanding of it.

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