Items Tagged ‘sneezing’

April 15, 2013

The eye-popping truth about why we close our eyes when we sneeze

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

We all know how a sneeze happens. What we don’t know is why our eyes automatically close when we do it…Optometrist Bert Moritz of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., explains that six extra-ocular muscles firmly hold the eye in the socket, making it almost impossible for eyeball subluxing (what a relief!). […]

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Tags: Bert Moritz, Eau Claire, NBC News, sneezing


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