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can onions damage your eyes

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Yes: Wear eye goggles keep the onions in the fridge cut them on the end opposite the root.

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Likely micgraine.: People will opten have a visual "aura" that lasts for a short while prior to developing the headache. Often precipitated by foods, food additives, o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
It may make it worse: The chemicals released when cutting into onions can be absorbed by contact lenses. They will then retain the chemicals longer, causing the irritation ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Flush the eyes every: 15 minutes with water . If no improvement see an eye specialist
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
It will not: Damage the eyes. :).
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Onions: Grammar's recipe is wetting the onion, mine is wearing glasses.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Everyone knows that onion fumes are irritating to the eyes even without contact. More so with contact, however, nothing permanent will happen.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Onions: Grammar's recipe is wetting the onion, mine is wearing glasses.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this.

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