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  • Vision Issues due to Vaccine? Optic Nerve Inflammation?

    01/23/2022 3:03:26 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01.22.2022 | Freedom56v2
    Family member's friend and coworker was vaxxed early as a frontline worker. Dec 2020? They now have optic nerve inflammation and may be unable to work. Seems to me I read something about vax affecting vision/eyes, but cannot seem to find post or article. Any be would be appreciated.
  • Lord, Open His Eyes...Elijah pt 26

    Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and...
  • Why are so many people going Blind after getting the Covid-19 Vaccine?

    12/17/2021 10:54:56 AM PST · by ransomnote · 130 replies ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2021 | THE EXPOSÉ
    Since the first Covid-19 vaccine was authorised for use in the United Kingdom, and administered on the 8th December 2020, there have been hundreds of thousands of adverse reactions reported to the MHRA Yellow Card scheme. But there is one particular adverse reaction which is both concerning and strange, and the number of people suffering from it is increasing by the week – Blindness.The MHRA Yellow Card scheme analysis print for the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA jab shows that since the first jab was administered on the 9th December 2020, and up to December 8th 2021, 132 people have reported...
  • Blind man regains some vision, with help from light-sensing algal protein

    05/25/2021 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Buttons12 · 5 replies ^ | 5/24/21 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    A blind man who received a gene for a light-sensing algal protein can now see and touch objects with the help of special goggles, researchers report today. His vision gains are modest—he cannot see colors or discern faces or letters. But if the treatment helps other study participants, it may offer advantages over other vision technologies for severely blind people. And for neuroscientists, the result is a milestone: the first published report of using a relatively new technology called optogenetics to treat a disease in people. “It’s not the kind of vision people dream of, but it’s a big step,”...
  • Covid-19: Many losing eyesight due to Black Fungus in Maharashatra

    05/17/2021 11:45:33 AM PDT · by LucyT · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 17, 2021 | Shishir
    Eye surgeons treating cases of mucormycosis are also having to to take tough decision to remove the patient’s eye to save the patient's life. This is a fallout of late reporting due to ignoring early symptoms.
  • 19,916 ‘eye disorders’ including blindness following COVID vaccine reported in Europe

    05/06/2021 10:37:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/01/2021 | Celeste McGovern
    May 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Hundreds of cases of blindness are among the 19,916 reports of “eye disorders” to the World Health Organization’s European drug monitoring agency following injection of experimental COVID-19 vaccinesThe nearly 20,000 eye disorders reported to VigiBase, a database for the WHO maintained by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre(UMC) in Uppsalla, Sweden, include:Eye pain (4616) Blurred vision (3839) Photophobia or light intolerance (1808) Visual impairment (1625) Eye swelling (1162) Ocular hyperaemia or red eyes (788) Eye irritation (768) Itchy eyes or eye pruritus (731) Watery eyes or increased lacrimation (653) Double vision or diplopia (559) Eye strain or...
  • Toxic Gas in Rat Brains Reveals Potential for New Dementia Treatments

    04/14/2021 9:11:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | APRIL 14, 2021 | By UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK
    A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. The research published in Scientific Reports today (Wednesday, April 14, 2021, shows that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain may help to ward off damage caused by the gas. By testing rat brain cells, the team of scientists from the University of Reading, University of Leeds, and John Hopkins University in the USA found that H2S is involved in blocking a key brain cell...
  • Rowan,The Eyeless Dog Who Sees Like Bats & Dolphins

    12/28/2020 1:56:50 PM PST · by OneVike · 10 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 12/28/20 | Chuck Ness
    I first shared this about 5 years ago on my blog, but I decided to share it again, just so a new audience can read about this interesting dog. All warm blooded animals were created by God to have five basic senses. However, when we lose our sight, or are born blind, we find it difficult to deal with a world made for those who see. Blind people cope in a world built for eyes by using trained guide dogs. It has been a partnership that both man and dog have learned to appreciate and love. Well, what I have...
  • Scientists Reverse the Aging Clock: Restore Age-Related Vision Loss Through Epigenetic Reprogramming

    12/02/2020 8:22:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | December 2, 2020 | By Harvard Medical School
    Proof-of-concept study represents first successful attempt to reverse the aging clock in animals through epigenetic reprogramming. Scientists turned on embryonic genes to reprogram cells of mouse retinas. Approach reversed glaucoma-induced eye damage in animals. Approach also restored age-related vision loss in elderly mice. Work spells promise for using same approach in other tissues, organs beyond the eyes. Success sets stage for treatment of various age-related diseases in humans. ========================================================== ========================================================== Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function. The team’s work,...
  • Some Fish Can Regenerate Their Eyes. Turns Out, Mammals Have Those Genes Too

    10/08/2020 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | 8 OCTOBER 2020 | TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS
    Damage to the retina is the leading cause of blindness in humans, affecting millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, the retina is one of the few tissues we humans can't grow back. Unlike us, other animals such as zebrafish are able to regenerate this tissue that's so crucial to our power of sight. We share 70 percent of our genes with these tiny little zebrafish, and scientists have just discovered some of the shared genes include the ones that grant zebrafish the ability to grow back their retinas. "Regeneration seems to be the default status, and the loss of...
  • Biotech firm: Screening to ‘avoid’ babies with Down syndrome is a ‘cash cow’

    05/27/2020 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Right to Life UK
    (Right to Life UK) – A Chinese biotech firm has declared “screening out” babies with Down syndrome is a “cash cow” funding the growth of the whole business. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down syndrome. In a segment from an Aljazeera documentary titled Genesis 2.0, the spokesperson gestures towards a digital map of the world and says: “You can see clearly, especially for Down’s syndrome, we have nearly two million samples all over the world. This part is, what...
  • Special: A New Addition To My Family [Sara Carter]

    02/15/2020 7:30:38 AM PST · by Qiviut · 7 replies ^ | 2/8/20 | Sara Carter
    This is a special episode of the Sara Carter Show. Sara A. Carter spoke with Jennifer Brian of the Southeastern Guide Dog School about the new addition to Sara's family, a new guide dog for her husband. Brian explained to Carter how the special bond between the animal and the owner is created and how the training process begins before the dog is even born.
  • First Human Study in US for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to be Launched for Advanced Dry AMD

    12/26/2019 8:47:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Currently there are no treatments for Advanced Dry AMD, also known as GA, which can lead to significant central vision loss.The National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the federally funded National Institutes of Health, is launching the first clinical trial in the US for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), stem cells that are derived from mature human cells. The iPSC in the landmark study are being derived from the patient’s own blood and developed into retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which causes progressive central...
  • Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

    09/04/2019 10:55:52 AM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies ^ | September 3, 2019 | University of Bristol
    Clinician scientists from Bristol Medical School and the Bristol Eye Hospital examined the case of a teenage patient who first visited his GP complaining of tiredness. The link between his nutritional status and vision was not picked up until much later, and by then, his visual impairment had become permanent.
  • Teen goes blind after eating only fries, chips and white bread since elementary school

    09/03/2019 6:33:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 135 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 3, 2019 | Nancy Clanton
    A teen in the UK who has eaten nothing but french fries, potato chips and white bread since elementary school is now blind because of vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition damage. The boy was taken to his doctor at 14 because he felt tired. He was diagnosed with macrocytic anemia and a vitamin B12 deficiency and prescribed supplements, according to a study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. He neither stuck with the vitamins nor changed his diet, however, and his condition worsened.Three years later, he was taken to the Bristol Eye Hospital with reported vision loss.According to the...
  • The genetics of regeneration: Study uncovers genes that control process of whole-body regeneration

    03/15/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | March 14, 2019 | By Peter Reuell Harvard Staff Writer
    When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to regrow them later. Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyfish, and sea anemones can actually regenerate their bodies after being cut in half. Led by Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Mansi Srivastava, a team of researchers is shedding new light on how animals pull off the feat, along the way uncovering a number of DNA switches that appear to...
  • Should Races Give Medals to Guide Runners for Visually-Impaired Participants?

    03/06/2019 7:09:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 5, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Back at the start of the year, an unexpected controversy arose regarding the London Marathon’s rules and regulations for guide runners who support visually-impaired participants in the race. For years, London’s official policy said guide runners could not receive a medal, despite having traversed the 26.2 miles with their partner like every other finisher. (In reality, volunteers at the finish line handed everyone a medal who wanted one, and a London Marathon official told Runner’s World UK they didn’t enforce the rule. But many were upset at the principle of the stance.) Runner’s World UK and other media outlets sourced...
  • Donald Trump Ordered Illegal Removal of Braille Because ‘No Blind People are Going to Live in Trump

    09/12/2018 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Donald Trump Ordered Illegal Removal of Braille Because ‘No Blind People are Going to Live in Trump Tower’: Report By Jessica Kwong On 9/12/18 at 2:38 PM President Donald Trump allegedly ordered an architect not to include braille in Trump Tower elevator panels because “no blind people” would live in his building—even after being informed that excluding the tactile writing system is against federal law. The alleged interaction was recounted by Barbara Res, who led construction at the Trump Organization, in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News on Wednesday. "What’s this?” Trump, noticing the small raised dots,...
  • New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindness

    08/10/2018 5:11:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    WTOL ^ | August 9th 2018 | Amanda Fay
    Our cell phones are practically connected to us. Now, scientists at the University of Toledo say the blue light that comes from electronics is doing permanent damage to our vision. A dark room at the University of Toledo is where researchers have found blue light, specifically, leads to macular degeneration.
  • A US drugmaker offers to cure rare blindness for $850,000

    01/03/2018 8:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/03/2018 | Meg Tirrell
    * Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna will cost $850,000 for a one-time treatment. * The gene therapy treats a rare, inherited retinal disease that can lead to blindness. * Spark also unveiled a set of payment and access programs, including tying payments to how well the therapy works and exploring payment by installment. The treatment is delivered just once, a facet of gene therapy that poses unique pricing questions in an industry fueled by steady payments for chronic therapies. "It's wildly expensive but, to be very frank, I think they've priced it what I'll call responsibly," said Dr. Steve Miller, chief medical...