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FLY GOT INTO AND BEHIND MY EYE

First and foremost, sorry for the capitalized title, but I'm really scared. Not even ten minutes ago, an eyelash got into my right eye, so as I went into the mirror so as to get it out I thought to myself "It could be worse..." It certainly could, and, ironically, it did get worse. As I opened my lower eyelid in order to get my eyelash out, a teeny-tiny fly got into it. It felt weird, kinda cold (I'm kind of getting into an explanatory gap) and my vision blurred. I guess it dilated my pupil. I tried to get it out, but I broke the poor bug into two pieces. As my nerves grew and the 'time' ran up, both pieces and the aforementioned eyelash got lower into my eyelid. I have no idea where they are now. My right sinus? Behind my eye?
My main problem is what can I do now. I kind of feel something in there as I blink and/or move my eye, but it might just be me being hypochondriac. My eye now burns periodically. It starts, lasts about ten seconds, and starts to go away. It then comes again. How and when will that stuff go away from my sinus or whatever? The bug is dead by now, right?
Oh, I might be asking for an ophthalmologist to come home tomorrow. My health care will pay for it. I really cannot ask for one right now. My mother is sleeping and works tomorrow, and will be really mad at me if I call an ambulance. She gave me artificial tears, which kind of calmed my eye, but it did not feel that bad in the first place, the fly just made me nervous. Is there something I can do in the time being?
Feel free to ask in case I did not make myself clear. I'm both Argentine (whch means I'm not that familiarized with techical language) and nervous, almost shivering.
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177275 tn?1511755244
First of all calm down. While you may be uncomfortable it is highly unlikely you have done any thing serious or permanent.  The tissue over the eye is a closed sack and foreign material or bugs/gnats  cannot behind the eye or into the sinus.  

Us lots of artificial tears, if you have a commercial eye wash you can also use that to was the eye out.

Try and get some sleep. You can take aspirin or Tylenol for pain.  If you are not back to normal tomorrow you can see an ophthalmologist who can use local anesthetic and moist Q-tip to wipe high up in the space behind the eyelids to remove any bug debris.

JCH MD
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Dr. Hagan, first of all, thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I did get some sleep and woke up quite calm. I guess it is good to know bugs cannot get into my eye nor my sinus, especially if something similar ever happens to me again.
I went into the mirror to see my eye because I kept feeling some form of an annoyance when I blinked. There was a line of red little lines, the kind of ones you get when you are really tired. As I opened more my eyelid, I saw the fly. It was made into soething that looked like a tiny ball. I tried to move it, and it got up onto my iris as I blinked. It then got into my lacrimal caruncle, where I just pulled the fly off with my nail like a rheum (I think that's the word). Guess what, an eyelash came off with it! Probably the one that got into my eye last night. I then applied some artificial tears to my eye, so as to 'relax' it after having an eyelash, fly and my fingers been through it. There are still a few of those red lines in my eye, but much less than the ones I had when I woke up.
Is there something I can and/or should do now?
177275 tn?1511755244
Just use the artificial tears at least 4 times today and expect your eye to be back tomorrow. It won't be long time "flies"

JCH MD
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Alright, then. My eye now just gets kind of itchy from time to time, so I'll use some artificial tears and abstain myself from scratching it.
Time flies, LOL.
Thank you for your time and patience.
177275 tn?1511755244
I don't think your eye will "bug" you much longer.
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'Eye' certainly feel much better now.
On a serious note, though, my eye was kind of itchy on the 23rd, but it has been fine since yesterday. I did use a few artificial tears. Thanks for the atentention and support. :)
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You will find a blessed way to shut the voice OFF!  It doesn't affect other sites, just the irritating and intruding yap you're listening to.
177275 tn?1511755244
Good to. Know
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