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I put put Debrax, an ear wax removal, in my eye by mistake

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I put put Debrax, an ear wax removal, in my eye by mistake Thought it was thera-tears
It is basically a peroxide base
It was irrated before, and now feels like hell
Have been flushing with thera-tears
What else should I do, if anything?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.
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You are doing just right by flushing the eye with lubricating eye drops( thera tears). It is advisable that the should be flushes with copious amount (about a litre) clean potable water. Both these procedures will help to remove the irritant out of the eye and prevent any adverse effect. Peroxide content will at the most incite a mild chemical reaction to the eye . To summarise , do go ahead with the eye wash with water, continue liberally with the lubricating eye drops, as frequently as 1 drop every hour you can even apply lubricating eye ointment such as lacrilube at bedtime. If there is a lot of pain, you can try patching the eye too. With this treatment you should begin to feel better by 24 hours. In case of persistence of pain/redness in the eye1-2 days, do get the eye examined by an ophthalmologist for a closer look and for a possible start of antibiotic -steroid combination eye drops for a week( these are not needed otherwise).

I hope the above suggestion makes sense.

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