Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,218 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,248,281
Pageviews Today: 1,595,962Threads Today: 278Posts Today: 6,162
12:30 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

 
UndercoverAlien
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 33964977
Brazil
02/12/2013 07:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
It's the 2nd time in 10 days a person gets its eyeball literally eaten by a fungus that lives in contact lenses of certain brands.

The Brit MSM published an article in Sep. 2012 warning about a possible outbreak of eye-eating fungus because apparently most of the risky lenses manufacturers are English.

Contact lens wearers are at the mercy of a bug that is found in tap water and gnaws through the eyeballs causing blindness, scientists have warned.

With the Acanthamoeba parasite also found in dust, in the sea and in showers and swimming pools, millions of people are at risk worldwide, including Britain's 3.7million contact lens users.

The actual number of infections is small but treatment is long, painful and not completely effective, meaning some Britons are left blind every year.

Fiona Henriquez, of the University of the West of Scotland, said: 'It is a potential problem for every single contact lens wearer.'
 Quoting: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]


A mother lost her left eye after suffering a rare infection she believes was caused by her contact lens.

Jacqui Stone endured 22 operations and more than 17 weeks in hospital after wearing a disposable lens from a popular brand.

Doctors had to remove her eye because of fears the rare but aggressive fungal infection would penetrate her optic nerve and enter her brain.


IMAGE ( [link to i.dailymail.co.uk] )


IMAGE ( [link to i.dailymail.co.uk] )


IMAGE ( [link to i.dailymail.co.uk] )


IMAGE ( [link to i.dailymail.co.uk] )

 Quoting: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]


The fungus quickly eats the eye ball, in a matter of few days, and keeps eating optical nerves, making its way through the brain tissue, migrating to the remnant eye and causing an extreme painful death if not treated.

Even after one infection is controlled, the fungus still dormant in the organism and can go active again.

Last Edited by UndercoverAlien on 02/12/2013 07:58 AM
"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)
UndercoverAlien (OP)

User ID: 33964977
Brazil
02/12/2013 07:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

IMAGE ( [link to i.dailymail.co.uk] )


A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

Despite desperate attempts to save June Scott's eye, doctors were forced to remove it in a three-and-a-half hour procedure.

The 62-year-old spent three weeks in hospital and was attached to an intravenous drip after the disposable lens began burning her eyeball.

But despite three operations and a string of eight-hour sessions to flush the infection from her body, surgeons were forced to cut away her cornea.
 Quoting: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]


Last Edited by UndercoverAlien on 02/12/2013 07:58 AM
"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 34232853
India
02/12/2013 08:01 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
motherfuck !!!!!!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 22548981
United States
02/12/2013 08:04 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
That's it, I'm getting laser eye surgery.
UndercoverAlien (OP)

User ID: 33964977
Brazil
02/12/2013 08:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
One of the manufacturers of these contaminated lenses is the ALCON, which is a worldwide contact lenses supplier.

There's a campaign of the British Contact Lens Association, to blame these contamination in personal bad cleansing and careless users, but if more extreme cases of eye losses keep happening, people should start boycotting these manufacturers, pushing for criminal investigation and suing them.
"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)
UndercoverAlien (OP)

User ID: 33964977
Brazil
02/12/2013 08:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
That's it, I'm getting laser eye surgery.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22548981


Best choice IMO.
"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)
Face Palmer
Educating GLP, One tard at a time

User ID: 34226281
Germany
02/12/2013 08:14 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
I call bsflag

Its in the tap water, but it only affect people wearing contact lenses? I clean mine with hydrogen peroxide. Don't think your amoeba can stand that.
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
UndercoverAlien (OP)

User ID: 33964977
Brazil
02/12/2013 08:27 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
I call bsflag

Its in the tap water, but it only affect people wearing contact lenses? I clean mine with hydrogen peroxide. Don't think your amoeba can stand that.
 Quoting: Face Palmer


If it's the tap water how come people who don't wear contact lenses, but wash their eyes all the time, don't have any problems with eye-eating fungus???
"Do or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 35967365
United States
04/05/2013 10:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
I call bsflag

Its in the tap water, but it only affect people wearing contact lenses? I clean mine with hydrogen peroxide. Don't think your amoeba can stand that.
 Quoting: Face Palmer


If it's the tap water how come people who don't wear contact lenses, but wash their eyes all the time, don't have any problems with eye-eating fungus???
 Quoting: UndercoverAlien


As some who started wearing contact lenses, I was thinking of the fact that it's extremely important not to have any tap water go near your contact lenses, and it's because the harmful bacteria that it has can get trapped inside, grow and cause a lot of problem. Hygiene is the most important thing.
KarinZa

User ID: 43658232
09/18/2013 09:28 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Just stumbled into this thread via the Louisiana amoeba threads....

So...as a contact lens wearer, I wash my hands with soap, rinse well and dive right into the lenses. I don't dry b/c of lint on towel. Hmmm, time to rethink that? Regardless if said tap is in England, this is pure ick.
"I may be paranoid, but not an android."
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 46285418
United States
09/18/2013 09:39 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Millions of contact lens users are at risk of eye-devouring amoeba. (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
I call bsflag

Its in the tap water, but it only affect people wearing contact lenses? I clean mine with hydrogen peroxide. Don't think your amoeba can stand that.
 Quoting: Face Palmer


If it's the tap water how come people who don't wear contact lenses, but wash their eyes all the time, don't have any problems with eye-eating fungus???
 Quoting: UndercoverAlien


As some who started wearing contact lenses, I was thinking of the fact that it's extremely important not to have any tap water go near your contact lenses, and it's because the harmful bacteria that it has can get trapped inside, grow and cause a lot of problem. Hygiene is the most important thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35967365


Okay, but don't you wash your hands with tap water right before inserting the lenses?

News