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Mictoboy writes, "I once picked a spot on my cheek only for a half-inch long ingrown hair to coil out covered in pus."

How has your own body made you recoil in disgust?

(, Thu 11 Jul 2013, 14:02)
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Not my story but a relative works as an optician and my father was an optometrist.
Diseases of the eye, especially those caused by the misuse of contact lenses create spectacular images to behold and wonder. Fungal keratitis is a must see.

What is perhaps more amusing is that some contact lens wearers really bring fungal and bacterial keratitis on by absolute flagrant disregard of the rules of hygiene or sense. One of the reasons for developing daily use contact lenses was to end the cycle of poor cleaning and sterilisation that causes catastrophic damage to the eye.

An example of this happened to my relative and her branch of opticians when they agreed to see a customer of a different high street chain on an emergency basis pro bono. Long story so, woman very short sighted - almost Mr Magoo levels - wearing contact lenses. What sort of lenses, daily disposable. How long had she had them in, 7 weeks. Practitioner has to remove lenses to thoroughly check the damage. Problem,

1) the cornea has started to absorb the contact lens.
2) He can observe Acanthamoeba
3) Bacterial keratitis
4) further fungal infections

He recommends that she seeks immediate attention at the hospital A&E and tells her that they will probably transfer her the same day to Bradford Eye Hospital. Well, she does not want to do that and is in fact quite annoyed that during the exam he had to bin the lenses and how on earth was she going to get home and they were all utter bastards and cunts.

Well, at least they won't be blind cunts, because when your untreated Acanthamoeba eats your eye out you my dear will be.

The government in the UK you will be pleased to hear are considering further slackening the laws on contact lens prescriptions and after care. So, with people being tight, vain and stupid we can expect an increase in self-inflicted blindness to go with the laser eye surgery disasters. Obviously, you don't have to wear contact lenses to get these problems but they certainly accelerate when you do not follow the rules.

lots of images to google if you so desire and you tube videos.
(, Fri 12 Jul 2013, 15:14, 6 replies)
I do not tube videos.

(, Fri 12 Jul 2013, 17:50, closed)
use bing and search pictures
or AOL
(, Fri 12 Jul 2013, 23:38, closed)
You misunderstand me.
You said "you tube videos" and I am stating that I do not.
(, Sat 13 Jul 2013, 3:39, closed)
I understood perfectly. You were correcting me, for some reason.

(, Sat 13 Jul 2013, 10:36, closed)
I did tube the river once, if that helps.
It probably doesn't help.
(, Sat 13 Jul 2013, 13:30, closed)
Lenses & LASIK
I agree with your concern about Govt relaxing rules for 3rd party contact lens purchase. At the moment you must present a valid (1 yr) certificate to the 3rd party supplier to enable lens purchase. Having read of LASIK complication occurring years after procedure and actual blindness I can't help but think of the phrase 'lesser of two evils'.
(, Sat 13 Jul 2013, 21:54, closed)

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