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Can Onions Damage Your Eyes
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
I would wear them: Probably and it surely should help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can pepper spray damage your eyes if you had soft contacts in that will absorb it and hold it to your eye?
Probably not...: But you may need to get new contacts. ...Read more
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
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
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
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