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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!
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I rubbed my eyes often, but not strong! And it felt good!
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I rubbed my eyes sometimes, but it didn't feel special
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I nearly never rubbed my eyes. And I dont know what do you mean with "fun" in this context...
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Date: Tue Oct 11 8:52 AM, 2005
RE: Eye-Rubbing
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G M D --
" although I am anxious to avoid a graft in unoperated eye I still can't stop rubbing it ... " With so many KC affected openly stating that they love to rub their eyes (prior to Keratoplasty) we can conclude that ' KC seduces one to rub eyes ' giving momentary pleasure. It not your or anyone's fault that KC behaves that way.
( wish I could give a sound thrashing to KC who does this for its own gain, so as to make it quit its seductive habit )

Beth --
" a few months ago i got an ulcer on my cornea " Due to extended contact lens wear? Did you suffer from any opacity? How is it now?

" the fact that if i go there, it's FREE, coz of the public health system " -- Our Public Health System is meant for lower income strata of the population. From middle-class & above people visit only private hospitals. Here the infrastructure & nursing care of private hospitals are much better than public (Govt.) hospitals.

You've got a nice avatar there - You & your boyfriend ??

Joseph


-- Edited by Eapen at 09:09, 2005-10-11

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Date: Tue Oct 11 2:28 PM, 2005
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well the ulcer is fine now. i went to my own doctor a couple days later and it was completely healed up! but i couldn't wear contacts for about 3 weeks, i tried a bit earlier but i couldn't tolerate them.

i don't know what caused it... irritation i think, and i left in my contact when i had something under it and it scratched and scratched. i think that's what happened. not sure really. i have scratched it since... my optometrist said my cornea looked like a pretty kids drawing of lines going up, down and all over it.

what is opacity?


our public health system is pretty good i guess... and in the hospitals everything is free unless you want to go to a private hospital. i see a private doctor, but many doctors will have a public clinic and a private one. my mum's asthma specialist runs a clinic at a public hospital and also has his own rooms privately. my parents have insurance, but her doctor said to just see him publicly for as long as he does it as it saves her a lot of money - and she gets her medication as an outpatient so it is a lot cheaper from the hospital pharmacy!!!

i guess the difference of me seeing an ophthalmologist at the hospital is that i wouldn't necessarily see the same one each time, so i guess it's better to go to just my own private doctor in that sense.

and my avatar is of my favourite singer, paul colman - it was taken at a concert in february (before i was diagnosed with kc, and i was wearing glasses then!).

grrr my eyes are itchy! must - not - rub!


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Date: Thu Oct 13 2:05 PM, 2005
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Corneal opacity - ( cornea becoming opaque ) Corneal Opacity What I meant was any cloudiness in your vision because of scarring ? 

-- Edited by Eapen at 05:33, 2005-12-29

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well i don't think i have any scarring. when i was at the hospital the doctor there was telling the med student i didn't have any scarring. so that's good, and i hope i still don't. who knows, with all the times i scratch my eyes. grrr.


paul colman - (paul's site) is a christian rock/pop singer. he's australian but lives in nashville tennessee now :)

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Date: Sat Dec 31 4:35 PM, 2005
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This is interesting .....for me rubbing my eyes caused my kc/[most but not all rubbing done in ignorance] .


yes a nice rub of itchy eyes is pleasant but sadly i'm half blind from the luxury


however there is a link between allergies and a thoery that hayfever causes itchiness which causes eye rubbing and this may be part of the link between kc and eye rubbing.



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Date: Thu Sep 6 8:30 PM, 2007
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I rubbed my eyes a lot in my youth because of hayfever and allergies, it wasn't fun because swelling would result and the itch was intense

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Date: Sun Sep 9 1:49 AM, 2007
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Hello guys.I believe that we kcers are very responsible persons.So,we all must stop,stop,stop,stop,stop,stop,stop,stop,stop rubbing our eyes.Its very easy to say it and its a nice habit like smoke but for us things are different.I have put it in my mind very deep and when i wake up in the morning i barely touch my eyes.Only little water and thats it.Its like a promise to myself...i wont rub it even if someone tells me i have won the 1 million euro lottery.Out of the question,no way and afterwards i am making a thought of something else to forget to rub my eye.Its a little difficult at the beginning but with time you have gain a new habit which is not to touch your eyes at all!!

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I never rubbed my eyes before I found out I had KC ... after started wearing my RGP lenses I felt the urge to rub my eyes afer taking the lenses out. However, I have learnt that eye rubbing is not advisable for KC patients, so all I do is rub them very lightly.

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