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Sorry your Betta isn't well....

The white spot-google Lymphocystis and see if the pic match what your guy has...

The swollen eye-when it is just one eye-usually that is injury related and since he didn't respond to antibiotics I would start him on Epsom salt (Not aquarium salt) and tannins in a small QT container that can be floated in the heated tank to maintain temp in the 77-78F range-be sure and attach the QT so it doesn't sink. (the small temporary cups/lid some Bettas are bought in work great for QT)

He needs to stay in the QT in the treatment water for the duration of the treatment period.

Premix some treatment water in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water-Add Epsom salt 3tsp/gal and a tannin source if you have one-either IAL or dried Oak leaf-let this steep for 30 min and use this water for 25% water changes every 15min for 1 hour today-this will get him acclimated to the new chemistry.

Tomorrow start 50% water changes with the premixed treatment water daily for 3 days-On day 4 make 100%...repeat this schedule for 14 days....then re-acclimate back to the tank water after a 50% water change on the tank.

You also need to increase the regular water changes on the 5gal filtered tank to 50% weekly to help prevent issues and maintain water quality.
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in the bucket of old tank water a couple of times a month to maintain flow.

Nutrition-good quality varied diet fed in small frequent meals.....

Keep us posted.....
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