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Permanent Eye Damage
Can throwing extremely hot pepper sauce into somebodys eyes (a shot glass full) cause permanent eye damage?
How dangerous is not wearing sunglasses on an overcast day? Stared toward the west watching ballgame with a 5:45 PM CST kickoff. Permanent eye damage?
My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?
No problem: The eye is equipped with significant reflexes that prevent stability of the image when staring at the sun or even a bright light. Your 7 year unless drugged, will have these in active use and should have no problems. ...Read more
Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?
I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?
I looked at the sun briefly when I was driving while wearing polarized sunglasses. Now I have some discomfort in my eye. Permanent damage likely?
Could you flicking you in the eye cause permanent damage. It sore for 5 minutes but then feels normal?
Blunt trauma to the: globe (eyeball) has the potential to cause external and internal damage. The internal components of the eye are delicate and that type of trauma may cause inflammation (iritis), bleeding (hyphema), increase intra-ocular pressure, and if hard enough even lenticular or retinal damage. ...Read more
How do u distinguish between eye strain and dry eye? I'm told eyestrain is temporary & won't age ur eyes quicker. But dry eye can-> permanent damage.
Try artificial tears: dry eye typically feels a little better right after you apply artificial tears (vision clears a little too) or sometimes with keeping the eyes closed. usually only severe dry eye can sometimes affect the cornea permanently eye strain causes blurry vision, headache, sometimes double vision and improves with resting the eyes, taking breaks. ...Read more
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