Hello, one of my laying hens has got what appears to be a nasty eye worm for almost a month now. I had a bit of luck looking after it with essential oils like Eucalyptus and Citronella in the beginning but the eye had gotten a lot worse during our absence in the last few days. We can't get Vetrex here (as Im writing from Belgium) and the only over the counter solution I have been given by the pharmacist (as that's how it works here apparently... Feed stores won't sell medicine) was a tube of antibiotic eye ointment. I have been applying it three times a day for three days now but despite the initial effect, today, her eye looks even worse, swollen to the point where she can't close her eye anymore. She looks overall active and not so ill looking but it I really want to do somthing to get rid of the worm as she seems to bother her more now too. As it would cost almost 80 euros to even get a consultation with the vet here, our choices are quite limited. What will happen to my chook if I just carried on putting anti-biotic ointment into her eye three times a day? Is there a drop-dead solution to this problem? (i.e trying to squeeze it out by ourselves without any anesthetic?) If so, can anyone post a step by step instruction that we can follow? We have watched the Youtube video but we are quite nervous to try it out just looking at the video. Thanks!