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When you poke yourself in the eye, why does your eye shut a split second before contact?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology

In brief: Reflex

We have natural reflex to close or eye when there is possible danger.

In brief: Reflex

We have natural reflex to close or eye when there is possible danger.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Reflex reaction

It is a natural reflex reaction to blink when suddenly confronted with an object.
Closing the lids offers protection to the eye.

In brief: Reflex reaction

It is a natural reflex reaction to blink when suddenly confronted with an object.
Closing the lids offers protection to the eye.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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