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Crying doesn’t cause blindness, doctors said

Crying doesn’t cause blindness, doctors said

In the Chiayi County, an old lady surnamed Lin thought she lost her eyesight because she was crying too often. Doctors said it’s a misunderstanding and attributed the problem to her delay visit to doctor.

According to the Puzi Hospital, the woman felt a burning sensation in her right eye that caused her watering eye. The symptom lasted for more than one year. Moreover, she had cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, all of which resulted in degradation of the cornea and eyeball, nearly in blindness.

The hospital also said, because of having an affair, the woman’s husband abandoned her and left four children to her care, forming another new family. She had to raise her four kids by herself, and until now she still couldn’t step out of the sorrowful things even though she was over 70 years old and her children had grown up. When thinking of the sad past, she would cry, immersing in the depressed condition. As a result, she thought her eye problem was owing to crying and never thought to go to hospitals.

Pi-Lin Kao, chief of the ophthalmology department of the Puzi Hospital, revealed that tears will block eye vision, causing blurred eyesight, but will not affect the functions, so even a person cries every day for more than 40 years, he or she will not be blind. Doctor Kao also appealed to the people with cataract to check regularly and not afraid of going to hospitals.

Updated : 2021-09-22 19:27 GMT+08:00