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A 47-year-old member asked:

can you tell me what you suggest if pure vitamin e gets in your eyes, would it be healthy acetate not an oil?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No effect: Vitamin E is a benign oil with no topical effect on the eye. Your eyes will rapidly flush out an exposure and most of it goes over the cheek with the first blink. Nothing here to worry about.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

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Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Doubt it: There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels.

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