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Old 11-16-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Uh oh! Bad news for internet junkies

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...th_glaucoma_dc
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Old 11-16-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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i saw that on CNN this morning and got scared to death.........i'm on a laptop all the time unless i'm sleeping or eating or bathing........


my vision is bad anyway.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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glaucoma = medicinal marijuana
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Old 11-16-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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my vision is already bad enough
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My mother told me about this. She thinks I am absolutely insane because I'm an Internet junkie. I admit it, she's right.
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let all the internet junkies rise!!!
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my vision is already bad enough


So is mine.
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Old 11-16-2004, 04:25 PM   #8
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Ah, well, I'm gonna live dangerously!
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i saw that on CNN this morning and got scared to death.........i'm on a laptop all the time unless i'm sleeping or eating or bathing........
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I thought LCD displays/laptop screens are not as bad for the eyes? Or is that only for migraines?
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Old 11-16-2004, 05:21 PM   #10
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Wait a minute! first my cell phone, now my laptop! next thing you'll say is that my vasectomy didn't hold!!!
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I'm hoping laptops are OK.........i'm never on a regular computer. My laptop has practically become attached to my lap
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I KNEW IT!! I wore sunglasses for the longest time while I was on the computer (not really sure if that would make things any better ).
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My vision was fine until I started living on the computer 24/7, now it's a bit fuzzy. That would explain it....
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Thank goodness I'm slightly far-sighted.

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Old 11-16-2004, 06:28 PM   #15
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I have glaucoma which has been treated with eyedrops for a little over 10 years. My sight is pretty good, although I do need glasses.

This is an interesting finding, but I still don't quite get the correlation between computer use and increased pressure in the eye, which leads to glaucoma. (This said without reading the article, which maybe I'd better go do...)
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