An eye bath and some very weak saline solution (1%) might shift it, but it could have already been blinked out and all you are feeling is the ‘scar’ left behind by the foreign object. If making your own saline then I would suggest you use cooled boiled water rather than straight from the tap.
It may be that the object is gone, but the irritated area needs to heal. Have you tried a very warm cloth over your eye for 10 to 15 minutes? It allows the tear ducts to clear and begin working on their own, and soothes the entire eye.
Last year, my friend had something in his eye.
He couldn’t get it out, the nurse at the doctors couldn’t get it out, his daughter a nurse, couldn’t get it out.
He was then sent to the hospital eye department and they got in out.
It was a flake of paint off something and it had attached to his eye ball.
Tedc you have had this in your eye for 4 days now & I am sure it won’t be doing your eye any good . You don’t know what is in the eye and it seems that nobody wants to spare 10 minutes to to help.
I appreciate that they may be busy but it would put your mind at ease if somebody would look at it & decide if it is something that can cause serious damage, or something they could deal with in a couple of minutes. If it is serious then get to the eye hospital asap. If it is something they can easily remove then I am sure somebody could spare a few minutes to help you.
You don’t know what is in your eye, and before Covid you would have got help much sooner. I have pain in my wrist that I can ease with Ibuprofen gel, but when I mentioed it to my Doctors surgery they said if I was in pain a doctor would phone me this afternoon… so tell them that it is painful and after 4 days you think it needs to be cnecked!