Eyeball licking trend in Japan turns out a hoax [Updated]

[Update] Two months ago, we found a thought-provoking article online about an on-going supposedly bizarre practice among Japanese students. While we liked the buzz that went on for web traffic purposes, we did not try to cull deeply into the real sources of things, hence our apologies. So yes, there it goes! Eyeball-licking in Japan turned out as a hoax due to several findings presented in Snopes.com.

In the US, school kids do pass around stories the like of this eyeball-licking thing. So in 2013, English language news outlets in the US and even as far as the UK rode on the humor. It was found out that the story is but a repetition of a doubtful article from a single anonymous author.

Might as well, read the whole story and analysis provided by Snopes.com

And yes, thanks to our Anonymous commenter who mentioned / alerted us on this side of the story.

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Eyeball licking has been around for quite sometime as mutual practice or a fetish, specially among Japanese high school students in Japan. The students found it gratifying at some degree but experts say, it may bring blindness, infection or both since there could be a lot of germs being transferred during the eyeball licking session.
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While eyeball licking can be a passion to some, it may cause eye injury or sight damage. Eye experts discourage the conduct of this strange practice but no it looks media has gone further to share how this thing is being done. There's already a lot of eyeball licking photos and videos in the Internet now; It may just bring suggestive messages to the curious minds out there, to try and explore. According to a New York University Langone Medical Center Professor in the department of ophthalmology, Dr. Robert Cykiert - the eyes may contract with a lot of bacteria coming from the mouth which is also full of food articles. Said the doctor:
When you get licked on the eye, you’re transferring dangerous bacteria to the eye
It’s a very dangerous trend, to say the least.
Dangers of eyeball licking includes high risk of contracting conjunctivitis and on a serious score, corneal ulcer. Looking for eyeball licking video, photos and all? There are a plenty of them on YouTube for sure. Just head on to the video sharing site and see what this eyeball licking craze in Japan looks like.

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