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A 40-year-old member asked:

The wind blew ciggarette ashes into my eyes but it didn't burn or anything. can you get blinded like this?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: If you have no irritation, you are lucky. The worst thing that could happen is getting a superficial burn. If that happened, you would have significant pain and redness.
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