Bad habits to change Australian doctors warned to rub eyes or blind

Regular rubbing of the eyes can cause damage to the cornea and even blindness, according to a new Australian study. If the eyes are uncomfortable, experts recommend using ice, or eye drops. Ophthalmologists say it can be dangerous to press the middle of the eye very hard, or to squeeze the spin and squeeze of the tip, palm, and finger joints very hard. If you really want to rub your eyes, the best way is to rub your eyes with your shoulders.

Bad habits to change Australian doctors warned to rub eyes or blind

‘Before my eyes I could see clearly how far apart, but now my right eye is not visible and my left eye has only two-thirds of my vision, which doctors say is due to my frequent kneading of my eyes and can only save my right eye through a cornea transplant,’ said Tahmeed Rashid, an ophthalmologist.

New research shows that some viruses are more likely to damage the cornea, known as the corneal cone. Because the cornea area is very thin, when people frequently rub their eyes hard for long periods of time, there are protrusions that can cause the cornea to twist and rupture, and in severe cases can even lead to blindness.

Eye experts say the increasingly harsh environment exacerbates the number of times people rub your eyes, so if your eyes feel unwell, you can use ice packs, and those antihistamines are just as useful. At the same time, experts warn that pressing the eye hard due to makeup removal is also risky, the right thing to do is to wipe it gently.