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Did you have fun rubbing your eyes like me in your youth (or now?)? [51 vote(s)]

I rubbed my eyes very often and very strong, and it felt so good!
49.0%
I rubbed my eyes often, but not strong! And it felt good!
25.5%
I rubbed my eyes sometimes, but it didn't feel special
23.5%
I nearly never rubbed my eyes. And I dont know what do you mean with "fun" in this context...
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Date: Thu Aug 11 11:06 PM, 2005
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Hi!
I was rubbing my eyes very hard when I was younger and did not know anything about KC. Sometimes my friends said "That can not be good for your eyes!"

But it was such a good feeling to rub my eyes!

Now I read much about KC ad his relation to eye-rubbing and I thought of these two possibillities:

1. Eye-Rubbing can cause KC
2. KC causes the wish to rub the eyes

What do you think of the relation between KC and rubbing?

And please join the poll!

Greetings,
MARKUS

-- Edited by Markus at 23:08, 2005-08-11

PS: Please excuse my english. I hope you understand, what I mean!

-- Edited by Markus at 23:10, 2005-08-11

-- Edited by Markus at 23:11, 2005-08-11

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Date: Fri Aug 12 10:40 AM, 2005
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Hi Markus!


Nice to meet you here! I do not remember rubbing my eyes too much. However, I did some boxing when I was younger and a couple of times I got nice kicks on the eyes. I did have a lot of wish to rub my eyes when I was RGP contacts bearer


 


 



-- Edited by Yarsky at 10:43, 2005-08-12

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Date: Sat Aug 13 5:56 AM, 2005
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I think your case counts as "injuiry" like that with strong eye rubbing, Yarsky... I had the same as Markus... in that one of my friends even had to tell me that can't be a good thing to do.. and that i should stop... as i was scratching my eye pretty strongely... and a lot.


What I have been told by a consultant in London is that a kc cornea is more "plastic" than a normal cornea... I have read that somewhere are well... I think in a Pub-Med study... so I think that is a common link... and with injury of any form this triggers something...


About the itching... i am not too sure... but i think that the strongness at which eye rubbing has been reported to have happened may suggest that something abnormal is going on... and so kc is the prime suspect when it comes to abnormal things we share... however some people have mild kc and have reported that no rubbing was done... is this why their kc is mild?...


...and the fact that people who have been known to strongly rub may also have allergy problems to a larger degree... so may be people with an allergic reaction to chemical changes happening to our eyes when kc is developing could be the ones who rub there eyes more... and so get kc more?

-- Edited by QuintriX at 21:44, 2005-10-09

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I remember rubbing my eyes violently during KC (pre KP) after removal of RGP lenses in the night.

I used to get such a gratification that I kept on rubbing for close to half a hour every day !!!

Maybe that's why I had to undergo transplants at the age of 19 -20 due to advanced KC ????

Joseph Eapen

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Date: Sat Oct 8 2:50 PM, 2005
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I must confess i am an eye rubber...I htought  maybe if I rubbed my good eye it would get so bad I'd need a graft and be the end of my problems..prior to that I thought ;its too late its progressive and I had hydrops from acute rubbing done in ignorance'


no although I am anxious to avoid a graft in unoperated eye I still can't stop rubbing it ..my feel dangle from itch and I give in..even on my op eye ..I odn't lknoww why


 


It's terrible It's all my fault I'm half blind


any tips on dealing with itchiiness appreciated..Ironically during the three monbths I manage to refrain from rubbing my eye(resolution for 2005 ) my KC rapidly progressed and in the past two months has stabilized at -9 with piggybacks...



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Date: Sun Oct 9 5:29 AM, 2005
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i LOVE to rub my eyes. i keep getting in trouble from my ophthalmologist and my optometrist, but i can't help it! wearing contacts HAS helped, because it just plain HURTS when your lens gets dislodged, it's almost screamworthy. i sometimes give my eyes a rub when i take out my lenses. but i've gotten more used to wearing them and i find i don't need to rub them so much at night. i also found that wearing plenty of eyemakeup even when i'm not wearing my contacts helps in the eye rubbing dept... who wants smudged mascara?

i try not to rub, it's so hard sometimes... but sometimes rubbing around my eye helps... but is that just as bad?

allergies suck! and why is it that most people with kc have allergies, and so generally would be told not to wear contacts because of irritation, yet most of us need to wear them. stupid stupid! my ophthal almost threatened me with death if i ever rubbed my eyes again... haha, hasn't stopped me though... but i have tried to cut back.


it's just sooooo hard!!

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Date: Mon Oct 10 5:35 AM, 2005
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Beth--

" my ophthal almost threatened me with death if i ever rubbed my eyes again... "

Is he a part of the secretively active Al-Quaeda communities operating in
' Land Down Under ' ?

-- Edited by Eapen at 07:12, 2005-10-10

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hahahahaha! i don't think so! but i don't like him all that much! lol. but he is close by, and my optometrist referred me to him... so i'll go to him for the time being.

a few months ago i got an ulcer on my cornea and my optometrist was on holidays, and the optometrist who was there wanted me to see my doctor, but she couldn't get me in to see him, or any opthalmologist remotely close by for a week, so she sent me off to the eye clinic at royal perth hospital. they were JUST closing as we got there, but we managed to get in to see a doctor, who gave me eye drops and everything, and i got to have a med student stare at my eye for ages... fun fun.

anyhooo... he asked me if i had an ophthalmologist, etc, or would i like to come to the hospital eye clinic regularly... and my dear mother said ohhh no she has a doctor... grrrrr.... i wanted to go back to the hospital... that doctor was nice to me! well... that plus the fact that if i go there, it's FREE, coz of the public health system, whereas if i see a private doctor i have to pay part of the bill everytime that the government doesn't cover. darn it!

oh well...

i guess my doctor isn't THAT bad, i just don't like him coz he told me off for rubbing my eye!

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