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Ok so i was cleaning out my ducks cage and some duck poop got on the out side of my eye but i washed my eye with warm water so will it make me sick?

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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In brief: Probably not

Good that you irrigated it out and time will ultimately tell.
However, the type of bacteria in a duck's gut is probably quite dissimilar from ours and so it is unlikely that conditions in your eye would support growth of these bacteria. Nevertheless, it is possible, so if redness, discharge or irritation develop, be sure to check in with your eye care professional.

In brief: Probably not

Good that you irrigated it out and time will ultimately tell.
However, the type of bacteria in a duck's gut is probably quite dissimilar from ours and so it is unlikely that conditions in your eye would support growth of these bacteria. Nevertheless, it is possible, so if redness, discharge or irritation develop, be sure to check in with your eye care professional.
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