Swollen Eyes Caused By Insects?

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Good morning sis, I want to ask Ria. This morning I went out on a bicycle, but suddenly an insect got into my eye, the first one I squeezed and managed to get out, then the second one came in again. But my feelings haven’t come out yet, so I went back home and I soaked my eyes with cold and then warm water so the insects could get out. The thing is, if it’s flickering, I usually do it and dust or sand can come out of my eyes. But this is different. I thought the bugs had come out when I checked when my corneas were swollen. Isn’t this dangerous?rnThanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Ria, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Swollen eyes caused by insects, whether it's because of being bitten, hit or stung, should immediately be examined by an ophthalmologist for further treatment. Or if that's not possible, check with a general practitioner or emergency room for initial treatment until you can check with an ophthalmologist.

This is important because there can be a small tear in one part of your eye that becomes an entry point for bacteria, fungi or viruses to infect the eye and cause further symptoms. And indeed, if there are insects in it, these insects can also be removed immediately if you consult a doctor. Your doctor may then prescribe eye drops and possibly oral medication to relieve symptoms and treat infection if a trend is found.

Meanwhile, what you can do at home is not to touch or hold your eyes, and do not need to be seen many times in front of the mirror. Keep your eyes clean by staying away from dusty or polluting places as much as possible, and don't use your eyes too long in front of the screen. Get well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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