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Posted: 12/13/2005 5:42:13 PM EST
Can you kill a person with a finger in their eye? How hard would it be to penetrate to the brain?
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:55:22 PM EST
Unlikely to kill, either from direct trauma, or blood loss / vascular injury.

The orbit is composed of seven bones, and while thin, blowout type injuries always go thru the floor, into the maxillary sinus.

The orbit tapers as it goes posteriorly, think ice cream cone shaped, and the overall length is about 45 to 50 mm, or about 2 inches. The typical thumb would bottom out at the base, and not penetrate thru. Obviously, any longer hard object would have a much better potential.

I think an eye gouge would put the fight out of an aggressor very quickly, and certailny could / would blind them, but not kill them.

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 6:04:16 PM EST
(1) As said, unlikely to kill.
(2) As said, is damned disconcerting and would probably slow most people down or at least give you an opening.
(3) A thumb is stronger in this application.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:41:52 AM EST
I had no idea there were bones back there.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:47:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I had no idea there were bones back there.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:15:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 9:16:28 AM EST by ICEAGE]
If you can get through the bone in the back of the eye socket yes. I heard its a pretty thin bone so it might be possible.
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