There was an article in the health news today about the FDA to study the negative effects of Lasik. I'm curious to see what, if anything, will come from this.
I remember chatting with the optometrist about this procedure at my last eye exam. I've read a number of things about people getting chronic dry eye (and even worse, chronic pain) from having the surgery done, so I asked about some of this. As I understand it, the laser surgery can potentially damage the tiny optic nerves in the eye, that play a big part in telling the eye how and when to hydrate itself.
This isn't something I'll be getting anytime soon. The contacts I wear work fine (although they tend to get dry around 5 pm, so I transition to glasses around then.)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I'm a big fan of seaweed, so I found this article interesting, both the article and the comment connected to it, about mercury and seaweed. This article has had me curious enough to include a blood mercury test as part of my blood work that I need to do this year as part of my employer's benefit plan. Considering that I was fully vaccinated as a child (albeit by a much lighter CDC schedule years ago) I wonder how much mercury I've stocked up in my brain over the years... :)
Historical Data Shows Vaccines are Not what Saved Us
I read this today, and while I still try to see both sides of the issue, some of the things I hear about vaccine damaging people is just hard to get past.