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can excessive masturbation causes loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Masturbation-blind: No. This is a myth that many young people believe is true. Masturbation is normal and does not cause any risk to health.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not at all: Neither will it cause hair to grow on your palms! this old wives tale was used to help parents scare their children out of performing this act.
Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No.: In a word, no! no more than it will make hair grow on the palms of your hands. One of those hoary old wives tales meant to scare kids.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: This is a classic "old wives tale" which dates from the victorian era when masturbation was associated with a variety of evils. This was intended to stop the practice which we now know is benign.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can excessive masturbation cause loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: This is an "old wives tale" which comes up from time to time. There is no relationship between mastubation and eye sight level.

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