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Feeling of something caught in the corner of the eye, had bug flown in the eye, had washed with water. Remedy?

I was outside last night at the drive in and all of a sudden my eye started hurting. I think a bug flew in my eye. I flushed it with water because it was stinging very badly. I couldn t seem to find the bug. I went to bed with, i think, still in there and it is still bothering me today. It feel likes I have something caught in the upper left corner of my right eye. What should I do?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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I can understand the discomfort you are going through.
Take a handful of water or a shallow bowl of water and try blinking inside the water. If the FB-foreign body( insect / a piece of it) is lying loose in the superficial layers of conjunctiva,with a couple of blinks it will come out.

Ask someone to see your eye with a torch light beam focused under the upper lid ,while they pull it up and you look towards your nose tip.

If you find something,which didn't come out with washing/ blinking, then it must be clinging a little deeper to manipulate and can only be removed under a slit lamp microscope by an ophthalmologist/ optometrist. Don't manipulate your eye too much, to avoid secondary Corneal abrasions due to the FB.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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