I’ve seen Cecil’s column about the effects of sudden exposure to vacuum however I have a specific question that wasn’t covered. If you were to be suddenly thrust into the vacuum of space, it might not cause you to explode, however, the liquid covering your eyes would immediately boil into vapor, and your eyes tissue would begin to dehydrate rapidly as well. Doesn’t this mean that unlike various movies and TV shows where the hero manages to survive in vacuum long enough to open the airlock you would go blind almost instantly? Even if you could function for a short while before falling unconscious, could you see anything?
Thanks in advance for any answers,