“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 17, 2013
Syracuse, N.Y.-- Eyeball licking, a teen fad that started in Japan, can cause blindness, "pink eye" and other health problems, health experts are warning.

News of the trend among Japanese teens called oculolinctus, also known as "eyeball licking" or "worming," went viral last week after the Chinese news site Shanghaiist reported on it.

"This is a dangerous practice which has the potential to spread a number of bacteria that reside in the mouth to the eye resulting in bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) to styes as well as abscesses involving the lids and eye socket," Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told CBSNews.com .

The Huffington Post interviewed ophthalmologists who warned of potential health risks like blindness, corneal abrasions and eye chlamydia.

Some reports say the fad was sparked by a Japanese music video from the band Born, which features an eyeball licking scene.

Japanese blog Naver Matome interviewed one concerned teacher who said that he ran into two sixth grade students licking each others' eyeballs in an equipment room. After he confronted them, they admitted it was popular in their class. His independent survey of students confirmed his fears: One-third of the children admitted to eyeball licking.

The Japanese teacher also noted with growing concern that he saw up to 10 students at a time wearing eye patches, which he realized were hiding eye ailments.

Time.com reported the fad has spread across the globe, from Japan to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is depicted in photos, cartoons and videos on Tumblr and YouTube.

Eyeball licking comes with many risks, experts say. It's easy to spread bacteria that causes conjunctivitis with the tongue. When infected with the germs, the clear lining inside the eyelid and the white of the eye gets inflamed, giving the eye a pink or red color. Normally, pink eye will go away on its own, but in severe cases people will need antibiotics or other medical treatment.

There's also the chance that licking the eyeball could accidentally scratch it. Any cuts can become a trap for bacteria, which can lead to other problems. Dr. Philip Rizzuto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, told the Huffington Post that left untreated some of these germs could also cause blindness.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/0...

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 17, 2013
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#3 Jun 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
I'd rather lick an eyeball than your nasty ol' snatch.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Jun 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Maybe they should instead lick dogs' asses. Should be cleaner, since the dogs themselves are always licking them.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
Yeah because no one else reads Google news except you.
yeah baby

Columbus, OH

#6 Jun 17, 2013
just sayin wrote:
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I'd rather lick an eyeball than your nasty ol' snatch.
C'mon Barack. You're not kidding anyone...we know you'd rather lick the brown eye than a woman's genitalia. You've been felching with Rahm since Man's Country.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#7 Jun 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
I am so awe struck with your kindness and generosity. Just when I thought Topix got too damn boring!

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 Jun 17, 2013
just sayin wrote:
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I'd rather lick an eyeball than your nasty ol' snatch.
Hey genius, I didn't see an offer or a choice being offered to you. Just sayin'.
They cannot kill a Spook

Elizabeth, NJ

#9 Jun 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
You're welcome Columbus forum posters....I felt the need to make sure all of you were equally grossed out.
Thanks that is up there with a Croatian woman I saw sucking the snot out of an infant's nose and spitting it like she was spitting chewing tobacco.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 17, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Hey genius, I didn't see an offer or a choice being offered to you. Just sayin'.
Hey genius, if I need an opinion from you I'll provide you with one. Just sayin'.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#11 Jun 18, 2013
just sayin wrote:
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I'd rather lick an eyeball than your nasty ol' snatch.
Happily married. No chance of you having to worry about my crotch.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 18, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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I am so awe struck with your kindness and generosity. Just when I thought Topix got too damn boring!
You know me...happy to share anything I have, including my bony a$$.
Cas Walker

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 18, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Happily married. No chance of you having to worry about my crotch.
Every woman has a price.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#14 Jun 18, 2013
Cas Walker wrote:
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Every woman has a price.
Any such offer would first depend on someone wanting to buy the product to begin with.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#15 Jun 19, 2013
just sayin wrote:
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Hey genius, if I need an opinion from you I'll provide you with one. Just sayin'.
Hey genius, I'm smart enough to figure my own opinions out, no need to force feed me. Here's another opinion--I'll feel free to give you unsolicited opinions anytime I damn well please. You're welcome. Don't like, don't respond.

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