I'm wondering how others deal with euphorbia/ spurge.
Despite being gloved up and wearing eye protection, I still ended up inadvertently getting the sap in my eyes and have spent the last 3 days practically blind and bedridden. The sap is so high in alkaline that it burns the eyes, in my case the membrane of both eyeballs was badly burnt. Fortunately it appreats to be superficial and the membrane regrows, so I'm now regaining my sight and in less pain - BTW the initial pain is by far the worst pain I could ever have imagined, I was in and out of panic attacks and being sick, uttterly unbearable.
So the purpose of this post is twofold
- one, to warn others if you are not aware that this plant has a potential to cost you your eyesight.
- two, do others have a proven regime when working with euphorbia?
My thoughts are that I will now use disposable coveralls and gloves if I need to do any work on it and treat it like a rattlesnake.