Dirty Aquarium Water in Eyes

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I was cleaning out my tank earlier today today and while doing so, splashed water in my eyes. Normally I wouldn't get too concerned about this, but in this case there was a sizable detritus worm population in the tanks (thus the reason for the cleaning). I rinsed my eyes out with almost a bottle's worth of eye irrigation solution (boric acid, sodium borate, NaCl and benzalkomium chloride). Didn't know if that would be enough, or if I needed to seek an eye doctor's advice.
 
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Did you irrigate your eye after? If you are in Canada, you can get polysporin eyedrops otc for peace of mind.

You might have to wait it out and see. I really hope it's a non issue!
 
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Yes, I did irrigate my eyes with the above solution (it's kinda buried in the middle of the post).

As for Polysporin, I'm familiar with it, although I don't think I've ever seen the eyedrops here in the States (just the ointment), although I'll definitely look into them.
 

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I used to worry about that but then I remembered, I open my eyes when I swim in lakes and ponds and I'm alive!
 

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I splashed a little bit of filthy tank water (pitch black from rinsing the sponge) into my eye today and drank a little fish water while starting the siphon, no harm done.

I'd be more concerned about the chemicals we add to our tanks than the critters that live in them.
 

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Demeter said:
I splashed a little bit of filthy tank water (pitch black from rinsing the sponge) into my eye today and drank a little fish water while starting the siphon, no harm done.

I'd be more concerned about the chemicals we add to our tanks than the critters that live in them.
I Always say that, until you swallow a little dirty tank water, you are not a true fish keeper. Its a rite of passage. Also it helps with your immune system.
When the Zombie apocalypse happens, all fish keepers will be able to drink aquarium water.
 

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I think everybody who spends enough time in this hobby will drink/get splashed by a ridiculous amount of water. Think of it as an immune system building exercise.
 

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I'm pretty sure, from my time in the states, that polysporin eye drops are not available otc. It makes no sense that we can get that here and you can't. Hope you stay well.
 

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