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Can you go blind from having watery eyes when chopping onions?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this.

In brief: No

It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this.
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Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Onions release sulfa compounds when cut which vaporize and enter the eye tears as mild sulfuric acid.
This is irritative and painful but causes no permanent harm. Most cookbooks have methods to minimize this but it is an occupational hazard of cooks.

In brief: No

Onions release sulfa compounds when cut which vaporize and enter the eye tears as mild sulfuric acid.
This is irritative and painful but causes no permanent harm. Most cookbooks have methods to minimize this but it is an occupational hazard of cooks.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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