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Does Air Come Out of Your Eye?

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

  1. Brandnew2Scuba

    Brandnew2Scuba Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Nanticoke Ontario, Canada
    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

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Washington, DC
    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

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    I've had it happen when I sneeze. Though, it sucks when I have my contacts in .
  4. NetDoc

    NetDoc Chairman of the Board

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

    shark_tamer Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3:

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

    MilitantMedic Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Oahu, Hawaii
    LOL this is great, have you seen the guy that can shoot milk out of his tear ducts?
  7. shakeybrainsurgeon

    shakeybrainsurgeon Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Pennsylvania
    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 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, CA
    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 Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Florida Diver
    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
  10. shakeybrainsurgeon

    shakeybrainsurgeon Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Pennsylvania
    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:

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