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Flying Corks Pose Eye Injury Risk During Holidays

The trauma can also cause long-term eye problems.

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You might be tempted to celebrate the end of 2020 with a drink of something alcoholic and fizzy.

But be careful if you do.

Flying corks can easily damage the eye, Healio reports. And the fact that many are gathering with friends and loved ones by video call might increase the risk.

The website quoted Andrew Iwach, MD, saying that people might be “distracted by the Zoom session web camera … all while trying to dramatically open a champagne bottle.”

Getting hit in the eye with a cork can cause tissue damage and internal bleeding. It can also lead to issues such as retinal detachment and, over the long term, glaucoma.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has published an article and graphic on “How to Pop a Champagne Cork Without Harming Your Eye.”

Pop cork eye injury

 

 

 

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