Can You Sneeze Without Closing Your Eyes?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Do your eyelids really hold your eyeballs in when you sneeze? No, believe it or not, your eyeballs won’t shoot out of place due to a simple sneeze. Anthony looks at the real reason behind your eyelids’ need to shut during a big “Ah-choooo!”

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22 comments

Max Luijten April 22, 2015 - 1:51 AM

is it bad to close your mouth when you sneeze?

zara alahmadi May 2, 2015 - 6:53 AM

That guy is gay

Jenna White July 2, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Proptosis is a bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit. Exophthalmos can be either bilateral (as is often seen in Graves' disease) or unilateral (as is often seen in an orbital tumor). Complete or partial dislocation from the orbit is also possible from trauma or swelling of surrounding tissue resulting from trauma.

Above is from a medical journal with an article on the topic and how it relates to dogs. Such events can happen in humans, but generally by different means.

In animals, it is usually the result of a head trauma and the affected patient is a brachycephalic, or short nosed, face. It is an easy procedure to reverse so long as no major damage is done to the retinal stalk and the globe itself.

weluvdiana September 8, 2015 - 9:19 AM

When we sneeze were dead for a few seconds because when we sneeze our hearts stop and then after the sneeze we are alive again. That's why we say god bless you to make sure god blesses you so, to keep hope alive and make sure your not dead.

Pretty Moon October 26, 2015 - 1:01 AM

NO CUZ U EYES WILL POP OUT DATS WHT I THINK

I Am A Person Who Does Things October 27, 2015 - 12:48 PM

When I am sore after doing an extreme work-out the day before I have felt how many muscles are used for small things like sneezing

Youtube aholic November 19, 2015 - 10:57 AM

But, can you sneeze without your butt plug flying out? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

ShaeCrafter2000 November 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM

I sneezed with my eyes opened

Eman Bilal January 6, 2016 - 8:59 PM

What

Marco Perez July 29, 2016 - 12:22 PM

WTF, as soon as I clicked on this video I sneezed

Melanie Nguyen March 18, 2017 - 5:27 AM

I can

iniyatta December 11, 2017 - 8:31 AM

when he talked about vomiting your eyeballs of i just fucking died thinking about how terrible this is

Sanuka Kithnula June 1, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Why are you so crazy 😜???

Michael Mamba15 July 12, 2020 - 12:19 PM

I've sneezed with my open. It's not that hard

glac1er October 1, 2020 - 9:10 AM

i can actually

benjamin requinto November 24, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Who's here after listening to the ringer by eminem?

Valarie Shaw January 4, 2021 - 12:41 AM

I was told when you get hick ups is a lack of Oxygen to the brain

mickael goss January 21, 2021 - 5:33 AM

have one of you sneezed with your eyes open?

mickael goss January 21, 2021 - 5:34 AM

what do you mean zer0bot

Aarav Tibrewal February 17, 2021 - 11:07 PM

I was concentrating on his t-shirt the whole time 😂😂😂

Dan Rave June 5, 2021 - 1:24 AM

i can sneez with my eyes open

Andrew Music August 21, 2021 - 8:31 AM

Actually I can