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Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Just tearing
The aroma of onion is irritating to your eyes and causes you to tear - but there is no danger of injury to your eye or damage to your vision.

In brief: Just tearing
The aroma of onion is irritating to your eyes and causes you to tear - but there is no danger of injury to your eye or damage to your vision.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Agree
No danger to the eyes.

In brief: Agree
No danger to the eyes.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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In brief: No
The chemicals given off by the onion are an irritant, which causes watery eyes but in the normal course of cooking, even if you are a chef, there is not so much irritation so as to cause blindness.

In brief: No
The chemicals given off by the onion are an irritant, which causes watery eyes but in the normal course of cooking, even if you are a chef, there is not so much irritation so as to cause blindness.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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