Management of chronic habits of abnormal eye rubbing.

@article{Mcmonnies2008ManagementOC,
  title={Management of chronic habits of abnormal eye rubbing.},
  author={Charles W. Mcmonnies},
  journal={Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={95-102}
}
A review of the provocations and the consequences of chronic habits of abnormal rubbing indicates a range of possible adverse responses. Gentle rubbing may double intraocular pressure. However, the combination of tight eye closure and forceful rubbing may raise intraocular pressure to more than 10 times normal levels. The possibility that, in susceptible individuals, chronic habits of abnormal rubbing may lead to the development or progression of keratoconus has been extended to the possibility… CONTINUE READING

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