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Hay in the eye and getting treated for it

Tinychels

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Hello! One of my piggies, Ruby, unfortunately got a tiny little piece of hay (or maybe it was hay dust) in her eye two days ago. I tried taking it off but I couldn't and it managed to get under her lower eyelid. So I was freaking out because I'm aware that this can lead to a major eye injury. Yesterday, my younger brother told me that he was able to take the hay out (not sure how accurate that is, since he said he saw crust and just took it out). So, I went to the vet today (they're only open Thursdays-Sundays), and they checked Ruby & luckily didn't see any eye damage. The vet suggested that she might've gotten the hay out on her own or that my little brother actually did take it out and that her eye is fine. The vet gave me antibiotics to prevent infection (not that there would be any signs of infection, they only gave this to me so I can be assured nothing will come out of it). They also suggested that I should flush the piggies eyes with some solution if this occurs again whenever they're not available to see her.

My question is (maybe to those who has had these products before or has heard anything about it): is the antibiotics necessary to give to Ruby EVEN THOUGH there's no signs of eye injury? My other question is that is this eye solution effective when it comes to hay-in-the-eye incidents? I'll provide pictures of what these products are
 

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I've had piggies who suffered hay poke in the past. An eye drops was prescribed. I didn't have to wash/flush the eyes though. Is that an eye drop in the 2nd photo? I can't remember the name of the eye drops prescribed to my piggies.

Edit: The eyedrop prescribed to my piggies is called Isathal
 
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Hello! One of my piggies, Ruby, unfortunately got a tiny little piece of hay (or maybe it was hay dust) in her eye two days ago. I tried taking it off but I couldn't and it managed to get under her lower eyelid. So I was freaking out because I'm aware that this can lead to a major eye injury. Yesterday, my younger brother told me that he was able to take the hay out (not sure how accurate that is, since he said he saw crust and just took it out). So, I went to the vet today (they're only open Thursdays-Sundays), and they checked Ruby & luckily didn't see any eye damage. The vet suggested that she might've gotten the hay out on her own or that my little brother actually did take it out and that her eye is fine. The vet gave me antibiotics to prevent infection (not that there would be any signs of infection, they only gave this to me so I can be assured nothing will come out of it). They also suggested that I should flush the piggies eyes with some solution if this occurs again whenever they're not available to see her.

My question is (maybe to those who has had these products before or has heard anything about it): is the antibiotics necessary to give to Ruby EVEN THOUGH there's no signs of eye injury? My other question is that is this eye solution effective when it comes to hay-in-the-eye incidents? I'll provide pictures of what these products are
Hi!

Eye injuries are often much worse than visible to the naked eye and they can deteriorate very quickly. The true extent of the damage can only be seen under ultraviolet light with a special dye at the vets but it is often larger than you'd expect.

Please follow your vet's prescribed treatment in order to prevent infection from setting in, going into the eyeball and at the worst requiring an eye removal operation if left untreated. Eye injuries are something you neglect at a serious risk!

Please do not give the eyewash solution in the half hour after you have applied the antibiotic. The solution helps to clear the eye from any debris or gunk and to keep it hydrated. Always use it before and not after the antibiotic or at a different time.
 
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