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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

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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

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Can a really bad eye infection permanently damage your eye?

Can a really bad eye infection permanently damage your eye?

Possibly: A really bad surface infection, if neglected, can cause permanent scarring and a few organisms can bore through the outer wall and infect the interior of the eye. These conditions will generally permanently damage the eye and permanently lower the vision. Always see your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Will neon lights cause eye problems or damage to my eyes. 2hrs exposure?

Will neon lights cause eye problems or damage to my eyes. 2hrs exposure?

Can't tell: That's like asking, "Will a flashlight damage my eyes?" It depends on many factors, such as what one does with the light, how intense is the light, how far away is the light, whether the light is direct or indirect, etc... Neon lights are everywhere, although less common in recent years due to the increasing use of other types of lights, such as LED bulbs. ...Read more

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Can hot foods damage your teeth seriously?

Can hot foods damage your teeth seriously?

Just Heat, No: Just heat will not seriously damage your teeth but if it is acidic or sugar loaded then yes it can cause damage. Besides you can only handle so much heat before you burn your gums. ...Read more

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How does acidic or spicy food affect your throat? Can you permanently damage your throat?

How does acidic or spicy food affect your throat? Can you permanently damage your throat?

Throat damage: Healthy acidic or spicy foods do not damage your throat or usually affect your throat adversely. Sometimes a person has a sensitivity or allergy to a certaiq food or spice and that can cause a problem in that specific individual. ...Read more

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What can damage your cones and rods, making you eventually blind?

What can damage your cones and rods, making you eventually blind?

Many things: The list is long, but many genetic diseases cause progressive degeneration of the photoreceptors, such as retinitis pigmentosa. Exposure to extremely bright lights or laser light can damage the retina. Prolonged exposure to high levels of alcohol or tobacco can cause retinal degeneration. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause your eyes to hemorrhage?

Can allergies cause your eyes to hemorrhage?

Conjunctival blood: Technically, allergies only cause the blood vessels on the eye to become more prominent ("bloodshot"). When the blood vessels are more prominent, however, it is easier for one of them to break open and hemorrhage. Allergies also may cause someone to rub their eyes more which, in turn, can lead to a hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Hello, Is : Hello, is is very unlikely you would get permanent damage from any ingredients from an over the counter eyedrop. Make sure that the bottle is not contaminated though - see your eye doctor to make sure you don't have an infection or toxic keratopathy or conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye surface). You didn't specify the type of visine drop you used - but make sure you avoid it in the future and use preservative free eye drops. Hope you feel better soon! sincerely, irina ganelis, M.D. Los angeles eye institute http://losangeleseyeinstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Does pepper spray cause long-term damage to the eyes?

Does pepper spray cause long-term damage to the eyes?

Retina pepper burn: While the cornea and conjunctiva heal quickly after a burn from pepper spray, any delay in irrigation can cause a visual field defect from a thermochemical reaction in the neurosensory retina, which is not clinically apparent on dilated examination. Only a Goldmann visual field is diagnostic. For incarcerated persons, the delay can be hours and the damage is permanent. ...Read more

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How can you protect your eyes from weakness and stress?

How can you protect your eyes from weakness and stress?

Glasses or contacts: If needed, glasses or contacts to correct any myopia or hyperopia will help relieve eye stress. Also artificial tear use if dry will help as well. ...Read more

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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

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Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear i don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more

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Can lemon juice cause severe damage to your eyes if it gets in them?

Can lemon juice cause severe damage to your eyes if it gets in them?

Nothing serious: It would hurt for a few minutes, but probably no serious damage. Of course see a doctor if pain or other symptoms continue. ...Read more