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Does crying a lot makes your eyes smaller?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No : Crying and rubbing your eyes can cause eyelid and conjunctival edema, swelling. This makes your eye openings appear smaller. Your eyes are not smaller.
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No: It has no effect on the size of your eyes.
Dr. Reginald Veurink
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Swelling of the surrounding tissues may cause the eyes to appear smaller.
Oct 17, 2013

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