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WHY THE EYES ARE NOT COLD AND NOT FREEZE?

1. Why the eyes don't freeze

Eyes never freeze, because there are no nerve endings that are sensitive to cold (thermoreceptors).

2. Why the eyes don't freeze

Why the eyes don't freeze in the cold? In fact, the vitreous body of the eyeball consists of water at 99%, and the cornea (the outer surface of the eye) is always moisturized. It would seem, when the frost eyes should turn into a chunk.

Eyes very well protected from freezing. Factors that do not allow the eyes to freeze some.

First, the fluid that moistens the eye is not pure water, it contains salt. And salt water freezing point lower than that of pure water. High salt concentration in the tear allows it to not freeze even at -32°C.

Secondly, in our body has a powerful system of thermoregulation, which starts to work every time, when the ambient temperature differs from the optimal. Eyes abundantly supplied with blood capillaries, and, when the temperature of the blood flow in them increases, bringing the eyes of the additional heat and not allowing them to freeze.

Thirdly, the eyeball is well protected from damage from the environment: a large part of which is located in a recess in the skull - orbit, and on the outside to hide behind his eyelids.

Eyes can freeze, but it will require a very low temperature. For example, in medicine we use the technique of retinal cryotherapy - removing regions of the retina with liquid nitrogen (boiling point -195,8°C).

 

 


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Nikita
2014-05-02 18:00:37
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Rafael
2013-02-17 00:23:00
Praise To the one Who created man in the best way,Not the Lord cremenaga and far is He from imperfections.
Ksenia
2013-02-10 16:14:37
very interesting
Christina
2013-02-09 16:19:24
Oh,sorry I forgot to write your name(nick)
Anonymous
2013-02-09 16:17:24
Well,vobscheto eyes can freeze,but only at very low temperature.
Margo
2012-11-28 11:05:08
cool:)
sun
2012-10-19 07:48:38
cool
m
2012-10-06 04:21:31
super
Oksana
2012-03-09 04:21:32
Now I know that if you came to the hill, roared and tear frozen - at least minus 32 in the street ))
Arina
2012-01-14 13:01:32
never noticed this)asked my mom(she's a doctor) and she explained to me)came here to check)

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