Washed eyes with dirty water



Submitted by AngelChiu on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:24
United Kingdom
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Right eye retinal hole at periphery, Barrier laser done 14/9/2018

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?

Boots eye drops dry and irritated eyes

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?


Right Sph -2.0 Cyl -0.5 Axis 30

Left Sph -1.25 Cyl -1.0 Axis 110





I moved to an apartment which the original tenant left in a hurry and the house is in horrible state hygiene wise.

When I was cleaning the apartment I accidentally sprayed surface cleanser towards my face, my glasses blocked the droplets for me but to be safe I still rinsed my eyes with eye drops and water from the sink afterwards.

Later on, I realized the water smells like sewage, which suggests there are bacteria built up in the sewage system. Please suggest what I should do to protect my eyes.





Thanks for your Question

You shouldn't do any thing right now other than using dry eye drops from boots frequently, maybe 5-6 times a day. You might find over the counter Phenicol eye drops which might be helpful. Try to use it 2-3 times a day for 5 days.

However, if you noticed any eye discharge, eye pain or blurry vision you should be examined by an eye doctor.




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Use boots dry eye drops and also phenicol eye drops and you shouldn't visit an eye doctor during the lockdown unless there is eye discharge, eye pain, red eye or blurry vision.

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