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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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Rubbing alcohol in eyes, what should I do?

Rubbing alcohol in eyes, what should I do?

Wash it out: Wash out your eye with lots and lots of water. A small to moderate amount of rubbing alcohol should not cause any damage. ...Read more

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16mo old, rubbing eyes, eyes r pink & running for 2 days now. Advice, Suggestions please?

16mo old, rubbing eyes, eyes r pink & running for 2 days now. Advice, Suggestions please?

Conjunctivitis: This is most likely viral in origin. It should get better in a few days. Cold compress can help with symptoms. Try to restrain your child from rubbing the eyes. Take you child to a pediatrician is a discharge develops. ...Read more

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In detail, what happens when you get 70% rubbing alcohol in the eyes and do not rinse them out.

In detail, what happens when you get 70% rubbing alcohol in the eyes and do not rinse them out.

Damage: alcohol would cause severe damage to your cornea and eyes in general.if you get Alkar any chemicals in your eyes immediately flush them copiously with water then go to your nearest emergency room ...Read more

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