Wasp Sting to the Nose Affected Eye



Submitted by GMF on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 01:16
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
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?
Do you use any eye drops?





Forgive me for reposting the question - it did not appear to save on my previous attempt.

Greetings.  I am currently on vacation in Wisconsin, and suffered from a wasp sting on Monday, mid-day on July 26 ( I was painting a home) to the right side of my nose near the end.  It first stung me in the finger, and then, the nose. Benadryl lotion and ice were immediately applied.  Nevertheless, I experienced some minor pain gravitating upward from the origin of the sting to the upper right cheek between the nose and under the right eye orbit closer to the nose - no pain was experienced in the eye socket or eyeball.  I continued to paint, and, the sting pain diminished.

That evening, around 6:00, I noticed a light flash to the right peripheral region of the right eye, with floaters gravitating down from the top of the eye.  The next morning, I noticed, while in a dark room, while closing the eye or moving the eye side to side, a light flashing that covered the bottom of the eye, mid-point, to the right periphery, and to the top of the eye, mid-point - no light flashing was experienced on the left side of this eye, though more floaters were present in this same right-side area. 

I also experienced a slight veil-type floater moving from left to right in my general field of vision, with floaters again to the right periphery. 

As of this morning, July 30, the flashing appears diminished - only covering part of the periphery of the right side, as opposed to including the top and bottom of the mid-points of the eye; the previous symptoms described remain. I have no pain in the eye, and at this point, I do not believe I am suffering vision loss.  To clean the eye, I have only applied water, and today, tried some Visine allergy drops, but with no change. 

From my personal research, it's possible I am suffering from Retinal Tear, Detachment, or inflammation.  To reiterate, no blows to the head occurred, and, I am a very healthy near 58 year-old with no cardiovascular or stroke symptoms. 

My symptoms appear to be directly related to the wasp sting.  I am attempting to schedule an eye exam.

My kindest regards and gratitude, for your services.




Thanks for your Question

The good thing is the flashing is dimished. It could be related to the sting or it is just accidently appear at the same time. Most of eye floaters and flashing are insignificant and only 2-4% are caused by retinal tear or detachment.

If the eye floaters or flashing increase or you see a black curtain curtain or veil appearing in or crossing your vision, you should visit an eye dctor as soon as possible.

No need to use any eye drops