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Permanent Eye Damage
Possibly: If neglected, the sclera -the outer coat of the eye- can thin, cause eye distortion and bulging of the eye contents and in the worse case cause penetration into the eye. This needs an ophthalmologist's attention immediately. ...Read more
No: These toads contain a poisonous chemical called bombesin and bominine which can cause eye irritation and lid swelling with contact to the toxin. Eye symptoms usually resolve within a day by using preservative free tears, cold compressors and rest. ...Read more
No: This has been tested hundreds of times and there is no harm. There is sometimes eye dryness and fatigue but these can be helped. ...Read more
Can throwing extremely hot pepper sauce into somebodys eyes (a shot glass full) cause permanent eye damage?
Yes: This could cause a chemical burn that could damage the eyes to the point of blindness. ...Read more
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?
Sun exposure: If you have blue or green eyes, you are more susceptible to the potentially damaging sun's rays. Prolonged exposure could result in premature cataracts. A single episode is not likely to cause permanent damage. ...Read more
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?
It is a good idea to keep a normal distance to prevent the effects of radiation from the screen,
the effects on the eyes have not been reported in the literature to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more
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?
No: Probably not permanent if you glanced at sun. See your eye doctor is symptoms persist. ...Read more
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
No: They can become chronically red from various irritations or diseases but after treatment they usually recover. Blind traumatic eyes can sometimes look red all the time but they must be treated also because that is a danger sign for the good eye. ...Read more