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Doctor insights on: Can Onions Damage Your Eyes

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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