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Is rubbing my eyes bad for me?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Rub

While not a terrible thing to do, it may irritate the eyes or cause a corneal abrasion.
There are some doctors who believe that keratoconus is caused by chronic eye rubbing.

In brief: Rub

While not a terrible thing to do, it may irritate the eyes or cause a corneal abrasion.
There are some doctors who believe that keratoconus is caused by chronic eye rubbing.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Rubbing your eyes because they are itching just makes them itch more, and chronic rubbing can stretch your lids and make them sag and turn in or out.

In brief: Yes

Rubbing your eyes because they are itching just makes them itch more, and chronic rubbing can stretch your lids and make them sag and turn in or out.
Dr. John Downing
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