Tuesday, March 14, 2006


So we all know the aphorism "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye... then it's just fun you can't see!"  But what happens AFTER that?  Thanks Slate.com for answering this question!  
Information I didn't know...
Not all popped eyeballs come from head trauma. A few people can luxate their globes on purpose, and certain others get " spontaneous globe luxation" when their eyelids are pushed in the right way. Someone with shallow eye sockets or floppy eyelid syndrome, for example, might pop his eyeballs during a regular eye exam. You can also trigger luxation while putting in your contact lenses, or with a particularly violent sneeze. You might even pop your eyeballs by trying to exhale while keeping your nose and mouth closed (i.e., performing the Valsalva maneuver).

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