OK, so I woke up this morning and my eye still hurt pretty badly and I had some blurred vision so I went to see my doc.
Turns out the lump that popped off was indeed lit and hot enough to burn. Luckily for me I am blessed with cat-like reflexes. My eyelids shut in the nick of time and actually caught the spark between the upper and lower lid. I have small burns on the lid edge of both lids.
After many tests, swabs, flushes, and swabbings my eye has been certified as clean and free of debris. My otherwise perfect vision has been temporarily reduced to 20/70 in the left eye. The doc says this is because the swollen and inflamed burn areas are irritating the cornea every time I blink. The lens and cornea are otherwise undamaged.
Those that urged me to go to the doc, I thank you. I will think of you all every hour on the hour as I have to administer two drops of Tobramycin in my left eye each hour for the next week.
The warning needs to be repeated because this is no fun - wear eye protection if you use a torch to light the grill.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.