Monday, July 16, 2012

Ommetaphobia: The Fear of Eyes

Ommetaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of eyes.  Those with this phobia may not want to look at or touch their eyes and they may avoid eye contact with others.  They may also refuse medical procedures on their eyes.  Ommetaphobia is also known as Ommatophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Ommetaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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