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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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if you pushed the centre of the eye/pupil would you go bli

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if you pushed the centre of the eye/pupil would you go blind?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

No. Just pushing on the center of you eye will not cause you to go blind. Does this address your question or are you concerned about a large amount of force pushing on you eye?

Dr. Rick :

hi.

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I see you have entered the chat room......

Dr. Rick :

weird. my chat just posted twice....guess we've got Gremlins in the computer again!

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are you there?

JACUSTOMER-k5g1tei6- :

i am suffering from exremly bad anxiety and have been pushing my eye a bit and it terrifies me because i dont want to go blind!

JACUSTOMER-k5g1tei6- :

got very bad anxiety and keep pushing them and its scaring me

Dr. Rick :

I believe you will be fine. Pushing on your eye like that can raise the pressure for a short time and, if you push really, really hard, you could possibly cause some damage to the retina. However, I think you don't have to worry about going blind.

Dr. Rick :

That being said, try to control your anxiety and don't push on you eyes if you can help it. I suggest that you consider going to the local emergency room and have them help you with your anxiety.

Dr. Rick :

does this help?

JACUSTOMER-k5g1tei6- :

makes me feel a bit better thanks.

Dr. Rick :

my pleasure. Take care and have a wonderful 2011

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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