Does Air Come Out of Your Eye?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Brandnew2Scuba, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Brandnew2Scuba

    Brandnew2Scuba Single Diver

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    When I equalize my ears I have to close my right eye as tight as I can because as soon as I blow against my plugged nose the air escapes out of my right eye. I'm told this is both gross and cool to look at underwater, a small steady stream of bubbles coming out of my eye. My instructor had never seen such a thing after years of teaching, so I was just wondering if anyone else has this, or maybe I'm the only one. Not exactly a super power, but at least I can always make my dive buddy laugh underwater.:D
     
  2. rocketry

    rocketry Nassau Grouper

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    I think there are many passage ways for air to escape from the sinus'. All people are different. sounds like a TALENT to me!

    (btw, i am celebrating this, my 100th post. 3 Stars, baby!)
     
  3. beach89

    beach89 Nassau Grouper

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    I've had it happen when I sneeze. Though, it sucks when I have my contacts in .
     
  4. NetDoc

    NetDoc Chairman of the Board

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    I imagine they are coming out of your tear ducts.
     
  5. shark_tamer

    shark_tamer Photographer

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    :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3:

    Only one question comes to mind: Don't you wear a mask ???
     
  6. MilitantMedic

    MilitantMedic Scuba Instructor

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    LOL this is great, have you seen the guy that can shoot milk out of his tear ducts?
     
  7. shakeybrainsurgeon

    shakeybrainsurgeon Surface Interval Member

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    There is a passage that drains the tears from the eye into the nose, I think its called schlemm's canal or something (my anatomy class was thirty years ago). That's why you get teary eyed when your nasal passages swell from a cold, or from allergies. Swollen nasal passages block the outflow of tears. Likewise, air can go from the nose to the eye.
     
  8. Kwbyron

    Kwbyron Barracuda

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    When your eyes produce tears, they are produced in a gland in the outer corner, they travel across your eye and through a small cannal and out through your nose... I've seen video of people squirting milk through this passage... get a pic of that though, I'd like to see it.
     
  9. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Orca

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    That is correct. It is a rare condition where the sinus openings have a connection to the tear ducts. Every once in awhile I have the same thing happen.

    Doctor said to be careful. If you have a sinus infection it can spread to the eye through the connection. He also told me very few people actually have the connection Then there was the reference to "Gods chosen ones" or something like that
    :D
     
  10. shakeybrainsurgeon

    shakeybrainsurgeon Surface Interval Member

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    Correction schlemm's canal is in the eye itself

    the connection between the nose and the eye is called the nasolacrimal duct and it is present in everyone:blinking:
     
  11. Brandnew2Scuba

    Brandnew2Scuba Single Diver

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    Of course I have to take off my mask for the bubbles, but with mask on I have to really squeeze my eye shut to equalize. I'll have to find someone with a camera so I can post a pic of it up here. I've heard about the milk guy from people asking me if I can do it, I can't, just air. I kind of wish I could do it out of both eyes, that would look cool, and I could scuba with goggles as I could equalize both eyes. ;)
     
  12. Splitlip

    Splitlip Surface Interval Member

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    seen smoke . .
     
  13. Brandnew2Scuba

    Brandnew2Scuba Single Diver

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    I could probably do it with smoke, but I quit a couple of weeks ago. Oh ya, on dry land you can hear the air squeeking out of my eye. ;) = pic of me trying to equalize :D
     
  14. cudachaser

    cudachaser Scuba Instructor

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    That happens to me....I've had several sinus surgurys so I figure they cut a hole in my sinus next to my eye
     
  15. trucker girl

    trucker girl Cupcake, Queen of Dorks

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    If you're supposed to do your 100th dive naked does the same go for your 100th post? Never mind... I don't need to know...
     
  16. trucker girl

    trucker girl Cupcake, Queen of Dorks

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    I dove with erparamedic a coupla times... she shoots bubbles out of her ear when she equalizes...

    You two should get together sometime.
     
  17. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Scuba Instructor

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    I went to clown school (for real) and there was a clown there that could blow up a qualtex 260 with his eye. If you've ever tried to do this, you know how hard that is with your mouth.
     
  18. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Orca

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    :balloon There might be 5 people on this board who might know what a qualtex 260 is (other than just a balloon)

    :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3:
     
  19. trucker girl

    trucker girl Cupcake, Queen of Dorks

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    What is a qualtex 260? Is that technical clown jargon for "balloon"? :smile:
     
  20. trucker girl

    trucker girl Cupcake, Queen of Dorks

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    Okay, so I was close... I could have guessed it was a rubber glove.
     

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