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Postby JustJo (106622274) » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:41 am

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
someone asked can your eyes freeze-I always thought naw,can't happen..then the weatherman said "yes"
so I looked it up anywhoo cuz of the -40 weather we are having and here's what I found

Princeton University says forcing your eyes open in strong winds and extreme cold with no protection from extreme cold can, in fact, cause your cornea to freeze.

This actually causes people to drop out of grueling cross-country Arctic races like Alaska’s Iditarod, and even when re-warming the area (which this article says can be done with a compress or warm hand), you still have to deal with momentary blurred vision. It’s even possible for contact lenses to freeze to the eyeballs.

The eyes are usually thawed by the time the victim gets to a physician, and any damage can usually heal in days or weeks, but severe cases could result in tissue loss requiring restorative surgery.

Remember your goggles, outdoor enthusiasts :shocked:
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Re: was watching the news and

Postby Lockhart Missy (140269490) » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:17 am

Honestly, while walking to the bus stop this morning (at -43C weather), because I'm so tired, I always yawn and never feel it when my tear falls down my cheek because my whole face is numb. This has happened so often now and I always get on the bus with frozen tear streaks. I don't find it crazy at all to find out that our eyeballs can freeze, and with the weather lately, anything's possible.

I hate the cold. :cold:
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Re: was watching the news and

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:38 am

I bet that's part of why the Inuit use snow goggles! ;) :rose:

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Re: was watching the news and

Postby Always (112546669) » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:45 am

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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Re: was watching the news and

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:11 am

I watched a short documentary the other day (YouTube recommendation) about a small group of people who live in the "coolest place on Earth" and they don't even have a bathroom in their homes because everything freezes almost immediately so they have a public single restroom that all the villagers use and they can't be outside longer than a couple of minutes before they become an ice cube.
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