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(Daily Mail)   A Taiwanese is blind after doing what? A) Doing flaming eye-shots. B) Spraying cleaning solvent in her eyes on a Facebook dare. Or C) Not removing her contact lenses for 6 months causing a microscopic bug to eat her eyeballs   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 62
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2014-07-10 11:07:40 PM
o_O
 
2014-07-10 11:40:41 PM
Anybody got any eye bleach?
 
2014-07-11 12:30:42 AM
www.audioheritage.org
contact lenses do not work that way!
 
2014-07-11 12:32:19 AM
Ok.. that is just WTF stupid...

real_headhoncho: Anybody got any eye bleach?


i293.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-11 12:37:32 AM
This would suck if it was real. Luckily it's only the fail.
 
2014-07-11 12:41:50 AM
How stupid are you?!leaving your contacts in for that long...Fark need's a D'uh button.
 
2014-07-11 12:44:32 AM
Link needs a NOT SAFE FOR LUNCH warning.
 
2014-07-11 12:47:21 AM
I've worn contacts 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 3-4 months at a time with the same pair of contact lenses for years now. I've been wearing contacts for ~ 25 years now, same regimen.

I do take them out every few days to give them a bit of a rinse and a clean with solution, and put allergy drops in my eyes, and I do put in new pairs after a few months time. But beyond that, I have perfectly healthy eyes. Even my ophthalmologist can't explain it, and pretty much said, "Whatever you're doing, keep it up, because I can't find a single thing wrong with how you wear your lenses."

This Thai girl, she must have all sorts of hygiene problems to not have noticed her eyes were red, inflamed, in pain, you name it. FFS.
 
2014-07-11 12:47:29 AM
It's the Daily Fail, so I'm going to go with "Whichever sounds the most made-up and overhyped".
 
2014-07-11 12:49:30 AM
Presbyopia will cure that nonsense.
 
2014-07-11 12:49:44 AM
I hate it when bugs eat your eyeballs.
 
2014-07-11 12:58:05 AM
What's wrong, dumbass tag couldn't make it?
 
2014-07-11 01:00:22 AM
Well, I expected far worse than what was actually in TFA. Frankly, I was going to try making some snarky, image-filled "expected X, but got Y" post, but then I did an image search for "bugs eating eyes."

Did not think that one through...
 
2014-07-11 01:00:45 AM

fusillade762: Link needs a NOT SAFE FOR LUNCH warning.


Very much this.
/ugh.
 
2014-07-11 01:33:10 AM

Shadyman: fusillade762: Link needs a NOT SAFE FOR LUNCH warning.

Very much this.
/ugh.


Cool!
 
2014-07-11 01:36:51 AM

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, I expected far worse than what was actually in TFA. Frankly, I was going to try making some snarky, image-filled "expected X, but got Y" post, but then I did an image search for "bugs eating eyes."

Did not think that one through...


Now that's where the dumbass tag would be appropriate.

/how do you do a GIS for that and not think you'll get something worthy of the Nope.jpg meme?
 
2014-07-11 01:41:47 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: This would suck if it was real. Luckily it's only the fail.


No, it's a real thing.

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/acanthamoeba/gen_info/acanthamoeba_kera ti tis.html
 
2014-07-11 01:43:43 AM
A Taiwanese what? Snowplow? Horse? Rutabaga?
 
2014-07-11 01:48:22 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: This would suck if it was real. Luckily it's only the fail.


It is real. This story was one of the lead stories for George Noory's opening monolog on Coast to Coast.
 
2014-07-11 01:52:29 AM
This definitely got me to take out my contacts since it's been a while.

I think a week or two ago, but it doesn't take much to make me paranoid.
 
2014-07-11 01:54:43 AM

Poowaddins: I've worn contacts 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 3-4 months at a time with the same pair of contact lenses for years now. I've been wearing contacts for ~ 25 years now, same regimen.

I do take them out every few days to give them a bit of a rinse and a clean with solution, and put allergy drops in my eyes, and I do put in new pairs after a few months time. But beyond that, I have perfectly healthy eyes. Even my ophthalmologist can't explain it, and pretty much said, "Whatever you're doing, keep it up, because I can't find a single thing wrong with how you wear your lenses."

This Thai girl, she must have all sorts of hygiene problems to not have noticed her eyes were red, inflamed, in pain, you name it. FFS.


Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia near Vietnam.

Taiwan is an island east of Shanghai that now maintains the Republic of China established in 1912 and is still the legitimate government of China in spite of what the Communist Usurpers on the mainland say.

Aforementioned student with amoeba-eaten eyeball is from Taiwan.
 
2014-07-11 02:00:04 AM
One thing is suspicious. They say "an ameba". Wouldn't it take two amoebas to decimate two eyes?
 
2014-07-11 02:01:41 AM

Peki: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, I expected far worse than what was actually in TFA. Frankly, I was going to try making some snarky, image-filled "expected X, but got Y" post, but then I did an image search for "bugs eating eyes."

Did not think that one through...

Now that's where the dumbass tag would be appropriate.

/how do you do a GIS for that and not think you'll get something worthy of the Nope.jpg meme?


Scotch. Lots of scotch. Scotchy-scotch-scotch.
 
2014-07-11 02:03:57 AM
Add this to the reasons that I got laser eye surgery.

/Less expensive than contacts over time
//makes allergy season much more bearable
 
2014-07-11 02:08:04 AM
"Oh that's nasty." ~ Cleveland
 
2014-07-11 02:18:37 AM
With completely unrelated cornea transplant photograph
 
2014-07-11 02:21:38 AM
Kevin72:  Taiwan is ...still the legitimate government of China in spite of what the Communist Usurpers on the mainland say.


I like your position.   I mean, you're basically spitting in the wind, putting a finger in the dike, etc, etc and no one in Asia believes this anymore in their hearts (except the most diehard KMT or Chen Shui Bian supporter).

And in another 10 - 20 years, Taiwan is going to be negotiating its return back into the loving embrace of the Motherland.  I'm no fan of the PRC but yeah, that's inevitable.
 
2014-07-11 02:23:12 AM
Didn't she see this coming ?
 
2014-07-11 02:28:53 AM

Ted_Crisp: Add this to the reasons that I got laser eye surgery.

/Less expensive than contacts over time
//makes allergy season much more bearable


I'm considering it... but think about it... the laser surgery is a subtractive process... and one might not be enough... I'm waiting until the long term studies are done.

Meanwhile, glasses and daily disposable contacts for me...
 
2014-07-11 02:29:49 AM
I wore contacts when I was a teen,  I've got astigmatism which mean I needed special ones.  The ones I used had a weight at the bottom to keep them oriented correctly, the weight was visible as a black dot. That company went out of business and I did not find their competitor's comfortable (I think their were thicker at the bottom but I might be wrong).  That was about 30 years ago and I am now thankful that it made me stop using contacts. I now know that I only got them to please my parents who never realized the pressure they put on me. These days I don't even know if they make contacts for my condition, I only see properly without aid about three inches from my eyes, not nearer nor farther. I now wear bifocals and it took me a long time to get use to them, and I have to take them off to read small writing like on medications and frozen food instructions. I can only get the writing in focus using the lower side of the bifocals but it is then too small to read.

I do not mind wearing glasses except that I don't think I'd be able to use Google Glass or Oculus Rift because both are too close to my eyes and I cannot see that close even with corrective eye wear. I really do not get the negative view of Google Glass that a lot of persons express here,  I read somewhere that computers were levers for the mind so I find it natural that we use the technology to augment our other senses. I do want a dvr with content analysis and augmentation for my eyes and ears. Luddites should shut up and die.
 
2014-07-11 02:32:22 AM

Ted_Crisp: Add this to the reasons that I got laser eye surgery.

/Less expensive than contacts over time
//makes allergy season much more bearable


Seriously? It's riskier than simply wearing glasses.
 
2014-07-11 02:54:35 AM

talkertopc: These days I don't even know if they make contacts for my condition, I only see properly without aid about three inches from my eyes, not nearer nor farther. I now wear bifocals


Yes, they make highly gas-permeable disposable soft lenses for astigmatism.  They still work on the weighted idea, but there's no black dot or anything (???).  I find them perfectly comfortable.

They also make bifocal contact lenses, would you believe it.

They also have UVA/B protection in them now.

Contact lenses are significantly more safe and comfortable than they were 30 years ago.  If you want to try them out, most optometrists will give you a pair for free to wear for a week to see if they suit you before making you put down cash for a whole box.
 
2014-07-11 03:03:19 AM

if_i_really_have_to: talkertopc: These days I don't even know if they make contacts for my condition, I only see properly without aid about three inches from my eyes, not nearer nor farther. I now wear bifocals

Yes, they make highly gas-permeable disposable soft lenses for astigmatism.  They still work on the weighted idea, but there's no black dot or anything (???).  I find them perfectly comfortable.

They also make bifocal contact lenses, would you believe it.

They also have UVA/B protection in them now.

Contact lenses are significantly more safe and comfortable than they were 30 years ago.  If you want to try them out, most optometrists will give you a pair for free to wear for a week to see if they suit you before making you put down cash for a whole box.


My mom suggests contacts to me from time to time. I have astigmatism and myopia, and apparently contacts can help physically correct the astigmatism. They did for her, until she stopped wearing them due to allergies. (I'm not nearly as sensitive to pollen, thankfully.)

That said, I've been bespectacled since kindergarten and have no real desire to try contacts, much less laser surgery. Glasses are easy and they don't breed amoebas. Or, you know, dry out and scratch your cornea. Whatever.

But uh, that's all beside the point. If you like contacts, you really should look into your current options.
 
2014-07-11 03:06:43 AM
"take lenses out when swimming and washing"


Washing what? They don't seriously mean when showering? Or do they mean, when washing the eyes? I don't get it.

"avoid wearing contacts for more than 8 hours a day"

Are you kidding me? Who does that? Puts them in at 9am and removes them at 5 oclock? Might as well wear glasses.
 
2014-07-11 03:41:24 AM
Didn't we have a story here about a teen who wore cheap colored contacts and had them fuse to her eyes or something?


/could be another daily fail article
 
2014-07-11 03:59:40 AM
I've been wearing contacts for years now, the kind you wear during the day and take out at night. I take naps with them in. Very rarely would I fall asleep overnight with them in, and in that case I'd take them out for awhile during the day. My eyeballs ain't been et up yet.

Oh yeah and I have astigmatism in one eye, I've got the Toric lense for that. (is thicker on one side and has a very small line showing which way is up.)

The secret, I think, is don't keep 'em in your eyes longer than you're supposed to, and wash yer hands thoroughly and use saline solution instead of tap water,

Also i wonder if this girl can get cornea transplants. Don't they do that nowadays?
 
2014-07-11 04:00:58 AM
img.izismile.com
 
2014-07-11 04:10:47 AM

Christian Bale: "take lenses out when swimming and washing"


Washing what? They don't seriously mean when showering? Or do they mean, when washing the eyes? I don't get it.

"avoid wearing contacts for more than 8 hours a day"

Are you kidding me? Who does that? Puts them in at 9am and removes them at 5 oclock? Might as well wear glasses.


You're not supposed to wear them when showering. Or when you may get fresh water into the eyes. Contact solution has a specific salinity and buffering so the contacts maintain the correct hydration and shape. Fresh water can make them swell and even become suctioned to the eye making removal very difficult or causing injury. Not to mention even chlorinated tap water still has microbes. And getting certain chemicals from soaps can cause severe irritation and trouble removing the contacts. Getting chemicals in them also means you need to pitch them (it can soak in and rinsing them may not suffice). That said, I do shower with mine sometimes anyway, I just don't wash my face in that case (use cleansing facial cloths instead) and try not to get water in my eyes. I prefer not to, but if I put them in before my shower without thinking about it I usually don't feel like taking them out.

As far as 8 hours a day, that depends on the type of contact material and your eyes. It's a not a generalization the article should have made. That's more of a recommendation for older style soft contact lenses that didn't have good oxygen permeability.
Mine are rated safe for all day wear (from morning until bed time) for most users, and extended wear (up to a week) for some people due to the fact that the specific type of silicone hydrogel is very oxygen permeable, more so than many old style hard gas permeable lenses. They may be safe for longer wear in some cases, but haven't been studied for such, so the company can only label them for up to a week. Some types of silicone hydrogel lenses are rated and labelled for up to a month of constant wear, though not everyone is a candidate for using them in that manner.
 
2014-07-11 04:18:41 AM

Egalitarian: The secret, I think, is don't keep 'em in your eyes longer than you're supposed to, and wash yer hands thoroughly and use saline solution instead of tap water


As long as you're hygienic and don't leave them in if your eyes feel irritated it's unlikely to have issues (good contacts you should never feel during normal use. I can sometimes feel mine if I'm laying down on my side, since they're torics which are weighted, so they can rotate a little off). I can't imagine this girl didn't have horrible irritation for a long time before this happened, and I'm not sure why she'd leave them in that case. Too vein to let people know she wore glasses or something? Sounds like a mental disorder or something.

Though, I've seen some people who have had contacts fall out and just stuck them back in or actually licked them beforehand. THAT is the kind of stuff that causes infections and makes contacts look dangerous, when any of the newer materials are very safe when used and maintained properly. And there are also daily wears if people are worried about cleanliness.
 
2014-07-11 04:25:44 AM

Kevin72: symptomoftheuniverse: This would suck if it was real. Luckily it's only the fail.

It is real. This story was one of the lead stories for George Noory's opening monolog on Coast to Coast.


+ 1, wonderful
 
2014-07-11 04:27:15 AM

Kevin72: One thing is suspicious. They say "an ameba". Wouldn't it take two amoebas to decimate two eyes?


lh6.googleusercontent.com

Depends on the amoeba. The dreaded Mr. Bill Amoeba can attack both eyes at the same time. OH NO!
 
2014-07-11 04:40:05 AM

Iczer: A Taiwanese what? Snowplow? Horse? Rutabaga?


The correct answer, although not the preferred nomenclature, would be "Chinaman."
 
2014-07-11 04:55:23 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Kevin72: One thing is suspicious. They say "an ameba". Wouldn't it take two amoebas to decimate two eyes?

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 506x380]

Depends on the amoeba. The dreaded Mr. Bill Amoeba can attack both eyes at the same time. OH NO!


That one is easily, though inadvertently, destroyed by another organism called Mr. Hands. So no worries.
 
2014-07-11 05:07:19 AM
I thought eating eyeballs was a Daddy thing.
 
2014-07-11 05:32:10 AM

KellyKellyKelly: I thought eating eyeballs was a Daddy thing.


It is. The amoebas reproduced like crazy, then millions of daddy's ate her eyes.
 
2014-07-11 07:03:12 AM
Wouldn't that hurt?
 
2014-07-11 07:05:09 AM
Wouldn't the vic notice the gradual decline in her vision?
 
2014-07-11 07:15:17 AM
I just watched one of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me: Masters of Disguise" that portayed a young American girl who got infected with this bug.

She said the pain was excruciating to the point she was on the floor.  An optomologist sent her to a specialist that found the bug after taking dozens of pictures of her eye.  All they could do without a cornea transplant was precribe her lots of drugs that she had to take several times a day for a few months.

The specialist explained that the amoeba is very strong against attackers by going dormant inside a shell that's difficult to penetrate with drugs and so it wakes awhile to kill off.

This Taiwanese chick wasn't in pain from this?
 
2014-07-11 08:19:46 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-11 08:24:24 AM
Centipedes in *my* eyeballs?
surneer.com


Luckily there's a cure:
brutalgamer.com
 
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