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Is rubbing my eyes bad for me?

Is rubbing my eyes bad for me?

Rub: While not a terrible thing to do, it may irritate the eyes or cause a corneal abrasion. There are some doctors who believe that keratoconus is caused by chronic eye rubbing. ...Read more

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I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. Is this bad for my vision?

I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. Is this bad for my vision?

No: Eye rubbing can be a sign of allergies, and if you have an underlying corneal weakness like keratoconus, then some think it can worsen it. Rubbing too hard can make your eye pressure go high and can affect glaucoma surgery healing. ...Read more

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Is rubbing eyes bad for you?

It is not good: Because it can change the curvature of the eye making it more difficult to obtain geooqd vision. ...Read more

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I rub my eyes a lot when I have the urge to rub i rub at least for a good minute or two both my eyes to feel ok what would cause it? Is it bad?

I rub my eyes a lot when I have the urge to rub i rub at least for a good minute or two both my eyes to feel ok what would cause it? Is it bad?

Yes: You can cause damage by constantly rubbing that long. It is possible that a pollen allergy is the cause. Try an antihistamine eyedrop on a regular basis. If needed, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to stop rubbing my eyes?

How to stop rubbing my eyes?

Find Etiology: Whether it's an eyelid or eyeball problem, it can probably be diagnosed with a slit lamp (biomicroscope) exam by the ophthalmologist. An ointment, drop, or antihistamine will probably result in a cure. ...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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Can you tell me how I could stop rubbing my eyes?

Can you tell me how I could stop rubbing my eyes?

Exam for cause: Typical reasons for rubbing the eyes are dryness and allergies. Have an exam to determine if there is a cause and it can be treated appropriately. ...Read more