Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sue Scheff: Dangerous Teen Drinking Game - Eyeballing

Eyeballing.  Yes, 'vodka eyeballing' to be exact.  Another dangerous game being played by teenagers.  Some teens claim it gets them drunk faster. Doctors say, however, it's not worth it. They said the alcohol has a corrosive effect and can lead to an eye condition called conjunctivitis, an irritation of the cornea, or worse.

There are two ways people can do it. The first is with a shot glass. However, because the name of the game is all about getting drunk quickly, some people just take a bottle of booze and pour it straight to the eye.

According to News4Jax, "It can lead to severe and ultimately permanent blindness," said Dr. Amit Chokshi, a local ophthalmologist.

What can parents do?  Talk to your teens.  Education and communication is the key to prevention. 

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