OUCH!! Did he yelp?
If I had a nickel for every time I've done that, GF, I'd be rich....or at least be able to afford to eat out once in a while!
Most of the time, it turns out okay! We use a saline wash and then non-steroidal ointment, too, and I can only remember one time when the eye was irritated for more than 48 hours.