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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Poke Your Eye Out By Rubbing It Excessively

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Is it possible to poke your eye out by rubbing it excessively?

Is it possible to poke your eye out by rubbing it excessively?

No: Nothing's impossible, but the eye is very well attached in the orbit, by both the optic nerve, 6 extraocular muscles and multiple soft tissue attachments. It take significant trauma to forcefully remove an eye. If by "poking your eye out" you mean just penetrating it or rupturing it, this is more plausible, but would still require significant force. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease eye pain after excessive rubbing?

What can I do to ease eye pain after excessive rubbing?

1. don't!; 2. tears: Eye rubbing can actually cause eyelid laxity, besides causing oil to increase in the tear film. It's also easy to abrade your cornea. How about only using your own elbow (ie--don't rub). Otc tears can reduce the stinging & help flush the excess oil. ...Read more

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Willthe cornea touch or rub against the iris when the eye is rubbed or the cornea is poked?

Willthe cornea touch or rub against the iris when the eye is rubbed or the cornea is poked?

No: The iris is inside the eye protected by your cornea and a layer of fluid which prevents the iris from being disturbed. A poke would have to be extreme and would cause a lot of damage other than iris. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to rubbing my eyes, what to do?

I'm addicted to rubbing my eyes, what to do?

Stop: Possibly this is due to allergies or some other condition. See and ophthalmologist for evaluations and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes burn when I am rubbing them?

Why might it be that my eyes burn when I am rubbing them?

Possibly allergies: Try to stop rubbing and instead apply a cold compress or ice pack. If that doesn't give you relief try an over the counter anti histamine eye drop or an artificial lubrication eye drop. Otc oral antihistamines may work well too if you have other allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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I keep rubbing my eyes but I am not tierd I do where reading glasses can you help?

Check it out...: There can be several causes for this. Your eyes may need glasses full-time, not just for reading. This is common. They could also be dry and artificial tears may help. Have your ophthalmologist check you out. ...Read more