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Hay in back of eye?

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Today morning I saw my guinea pig had a small piece of hay in his eye and as I tried to get it out but it just seemed to have gone on further into it. When I look at it now there isn't any sign of it so I'm not really sure whether it fell off or not. He's not squinting or anything right now and I'd imagine if it had rolled to the back of his eye he'd be showing some kind discomfort right after correct?
 

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Today morning I saw my guinea pig had a small piece of hay in his eye and as I tried to get it out but it just seemed to have gone on further into it. When I look at it now there isn't any sign of it so I'm not really sure whether it fell off or not. He's not squinting or anything right now and I'd imagine if it had rolled to the back of his eye he'd be showing some kind discomfort right after correct?
Hi!

Can you please specify whether the hay has pierced the eye (hay poke) or may have got stuck under a lid?
 

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Hi!

Can you please specify whether the hay has pierced the eye (hay poke) or may have got stuck under a lid?
Not poked it was a pretty thin small piece. It just seemed to have moved under the lid but I can't see it at all now so I don't know if it could have moved deeper into the eye
 

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Not poked it was a pretty thin small piece. It just seemed to have moved under the lid but I can't see it at all now so I don't know if it could have moved deeper into the eye
Thank you!

It may have moved firmly under a lid; you'd be amazed how big the pieces can be that are wedged under a lid.

Please see a vet latest as soon as you notice signs of ulceration if the cornea is getting screatched and infected (blueish film on the eye) or signs of irritation/discomfort (squinting, watery fluid etc.)
 
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