Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can Onions Damage Your Eyes

Share
1

1
Can onions permanently damage your eyes?

Can onions permanently damage your eyes?

No: There has not been any case report of permanent eye enjory due to exposure to onion. ...Read more

2

2
How can I stop my eyes from watering around onions?

How can I stop my eyes from watering around onions?

Block the gas: Unstable chemicals are released and irritate the eye, causing reflexive tearing, thus do things to minimize this. Wear goggles, use a fan, cool them, presoak them, cut them sharply, etc. ...Read more

4

4
Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more

7

7
Any proven method for cutting onions without teary eyes?

Ventilation : Proper ventilation will help. Either turn on the fan, and or if possible open up a window for the onion fumes to get out. ...Read more

8

8
Rubbed eyes while chopping onions. Eyelids are swollen. Will it go down on it's own?

Rubbed eyes while chopping onions. Eyelids are swollen. Will it go down on it's own?

Yes: Everyone knows that onion fumes are irritating to the eyes even without contact. More so with contact, however, nothing permanent will happen. ...Read more

9

9
Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough to cause any deep seated change. So chop away and try using one of the tricks to minimize the irritation (google eye irritation from onions). ...Read more

11

11
Can you go blind from having watery eyes when chopping onions?

Can you go blind from having watery eyes when chopping onions?

No: It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this. ...Read more

12

12
Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Just tearing: The aroma of onion is irritating to your eyes and causes you to tear - but there is no danger of injury to your eye or damage to your vision. ...Read more

14

14
Can i use onion +ginger juice drops in my eye. I have read somewhere it is antiseptic and keeps eyes fresh and filters out impurities in forms of tear?

Can i use onion +ginger juice drops in my eye. I have read somewhere it is antiseptic and keeps eyes fresh and filters out impurities in forms of tear?

Not a good idea: These are eye irritants. They certainly will help flush out the eyes by producing excess tears. But your natural tears are wonderfully capable of cleaning out your eyes without this kind of help. There is a lot of ridiculous information that is published on web sites and magazines - most of which can be ignored and some even harmful. ...Read more

15

15
Does the irritation from chopping onions and applying skin products with mint cause harm to the eye?

Does the irritation from chopping onions and applying skin products with mint cause harm to the eye?

No harm just tearing: Please refer to your pediatrician too as you need to be 17 to post questions here. Good luck! ...Read more

17

17
I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

Normal: Your eyes do need to adjust to different light which can take a few seconds. The pupil changes size and there are different photoreceptors that work in the retina depending on how much light there is.... ...Read more

18

18
What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more

19

19
How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more

20

20
A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes.L don't know the cause.What should l do.

A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes.L don't know the cause.What should l do.

Blocked duct?: If recent, this could be an infection. If long standing, this could represent a blocked tear drainage duct. Please take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

21

21
20 year old female with blue tint in whites of eyes. Have always had it, curious to know if it’s normal?

20 year old female with blue tint in whites of eyes. Have always had it, curious to know if it’s normal?

Maybe but: It could be normal for your family but I would also look into iron deficiency that can cause a blue sclera (white of eyes). Also ask family members about history of premature osteoporosis, broken bones, hearing loss, sagging skin, hernias, hypermobility of joints. Google osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Danlos disease. ...Read more

22

22
I have stain in my eyes i turns into headache wen i read and watch tv a big thing is i can t drive car at night as it glare s help me out?

I have stain in my eyes i turns into headache wen i read and watch tv a big thing is i can t drive car at night as it glare s help me out?

Astigmatism: At age 21, the most common cause of eye strain, glare, and headache while reading is astigmatism, which can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik. Other refractive problems (which can also be corrected with glasses) can also cause your symptoms.
In an older person, these symptoms are more likely to be caused by cataract.
Your eye md can help you. ...Read more

23

23
I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

Orange in eyes: The orange is an acidic fruit and can sting when sprayed into the eyes. You can use OTC Opcon A 2 drops eyes
twice a day to reduce redness and stinging. It will pass in a few days, no worries. Welcome to health tap!
Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

24

24
Pain behind my eyes?

Pain behind my eyes?

Common problem: Extensive list of causes, see an eye specialist. ...Read more

25

25
I have a blour eyes?

I have a blour eyes?

Blour?: Blur? See an eye doctor...You probably need glasses. ...Read more

26

26
How to whitten eyes?

How  to whitten eyes?

Avoid irritation: Dry eye, allergy, infections........... Can cause red eyes. See your eye doctor to see if you have a condition that can be helped. ...Read more

27

27
I feel sands in my eyes?

Residual Erosion : Often this complaint comes from some type of issue with residual erosion or severe dryness.
I would see an eye md or a corneal specialist for an examination if it is a persistent problem. Also i would look to see if you have a fan on a night or are sleeping in an overly dry environment. Often overhead fans can cause severe dryness to the eyes. ...Read more

28

28
What is sun burned eyes?

What is sun burned eyes?

2 different meaning: 1. Your eyes were closed you were sunbathing and your eyelids have sunburn. No permanent effect on vision.
2. Affecting vision: a. Staying in bright sun in the sand or snow for a long time, temporary sun burnt eyes, it will almost always recover.
B. Looking directly with or without protection at the sun: may get a retinal burn and have permanent decrease in vision. ...Read more

29

29
What causes blurry eyes?

What causes blurry eyes?

Many causes: Most common cause is the need for glasses. Other causes include cataracts, corneal or retinal diseases, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

30

30
No veuion in my one eyes?

No veuion in my one eyes?

No vision?: If just noted this not emergent, but you must see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause, the sooner the better. ...Read more