If I give him the appropriate number of lashes, he won't survive. Especially with the relish I'll apply to the task in this instance.
Ten lashes, Denis.
Rodents go blind after removal of part of eyelids?(4)
rodents (direct) = mice
So... the rest makes no sense and is not a cryptic clue. Removing the i from mice leaves mce.
You're confusing wordplay with cryptic clues, I think.
We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin