Fish Food/Shellfish allergy/eye problem
I'm posting in case anyone else with a shellfish allergy develops eye problems. I had 2 recent cataract surgeries, then 1 1/2 months later started my 1st aquarium and thought my left eye was rejecting the plastic implanted lens due to the eye constantly weeping, being somewhat itchy, occasional gravel sensation.
I always washed hands before feeding fish, but never after feeding them. I, also, never realized that my shellfish allergy could extend to anything other than eating them. I did know most fish foods have brine shrimp as an ingredient but never associated the eye problem with the fish food.
Turns out the small amount of shrimp in the food was the cause of my eye problem and not an implant rejection.
I now wear protective lenses and wash my hands immediately after feeding the fish. I'm also going to be investing in a mortar and pestle to lessen contact with the food.
This is just an FYI.