Looking back over old photobucket pictures, I found the below image.
I was reamoveing the gear stick from my BMW 325 to fit a quick shifter.
When removing the stick you have to pull it upwards with great amount of force.
I did this but did not move my head to one side, the stick slammed in to my eye.
So when pull stuff out or off or any thing towards you, make sure your head/face is out of the way.