If you chew Betelnut, make sure to avoid lime related eye injuries
You may enjoy Betelnut from time to time, but it is important to make sure that you avoid serious damage to your eyes whilst chewing it. Lime powder is severely hazardous to your eyes, as it has the ability to burn straight through them.
If you get lime in your eyes, it can severely scar your cornea, which in turn can result in severe loss of vision, continuous tearing and chronic eye infections. Thankfully, there are ways to protect yourself and your family from this danger.
Here at SED Optical Eyecare, we would recommend that you do not carry lime around in plastic bags. As the sun heats up the plastic bag, the lime will expand, which can cause the plastic bag to explode.
Additionally, if the injury is poorly managed initially, it can cause severe sight impairment that can be hard to treat and may require surgery. If you ever get lime in your eyes, you must wash your eye out with copious amounts of water and then immediately come to see us. This is only way to ensure that the lime has been fully flushed out of your eyes.