After reading stories like yours (and they are all over BYC, you are not alone) I always open eggs for eggtopsy just like I would do an assist by starting with a tiny hole in the air cell to look for life.
Thanks for sharing, your story may help someone else in a similar situation.
Hope your eye heals well! Good luck at the doctors.
x2 on all counts!
(I did it to the first one I ever opened)