Treatment For Eyes That Enter Insects?
Hello doctor, I want to ask a question.rnLast night I was riding a motorcycle, now on the way my eye was entered by a small animal, a kind of insect. I just rubbed it a little after that I didn’t feel anything anymore.rnBut when I woke up in the morning, my lower left eye was swollen but it didn’t hurt.rnWhat’s that?
Insect eye conditions are actually almost impossible, because there are eye muscles, namely the medial and lateral rectus muscles that prevent objects even as thin as a contact lens from falling behind the eye. What can happen is that the insect "bumps" into your eye, and then causes eye irritation, which is made worse by rubbing your eyes. In addition, the red/swollen eyes that you feel can also be caused by infection by bacteria or viruses, causing inflammation of the eyes. Stings from insects, for example on the eyelids can also cause swelling of the eyes.
It is not recommended to use medicines for the eyes without first checking with an ophthalmologist about the condition you are experiencing, because the use of eye medicines that are not properly indicated can actually cause eye problems. Here we attach an article about puffy eyes. Hope it is useful.
dr. N. K. Arief