It's saying on some websites that the juice from carrots may be of help with
Argos catalogue has two reasonable priced ones of page 699. One is £19.99
and the other is £29.99.
Would anyone have experience of using these particular juicers and would
recommend one for using with carrots. Since someone said that carrots are
among the more difficult things to juice satifactorarily.
The carrots myth was deliberate disinformation released during WW2.
It was intended to hide from the Krauts the fact that that all their
messages to Uboats were being decoded with the Bombe and Colossus
machines at Bletchley Park.
The lie was that a diet of carrots enabled the Coastal Command air
crews to see in the dark.
Seventy years on, the myth still lives! Heh Heh! To the gullible
Fat lot you know. DoctorExclusive
Says carrots are helpful for cataracts.
A WHOIS search for doctorexclusive.com show that the domain is
registered to an individual, who provided a mailing address that
belongs to a gas station in St. Petersburg, Florida.
I expect the information on the site is every bit as reputable as that
And here's a site that says the bible is completely true and the Word of
God exactly, because the Bible itself says so...
You can find lots of other jokes on websites too! What are you supposed to do
with it, bath in it?
Stop reading rubbish, go to your GP and get him/her to refer you to a
If you are worried about the op - particularly if you are thinking of someone
who had it many years ago - stop worrying and start looking forward to it!
Local anaesthetic, takes less than half an hour. The cartaract is broken up
with ultrasound and removed. A new plastic lens is slipped in to replace the
old one and you end up with perfect distance vision - even if you needed
I had the first one done about 3 years ago, just as the second one was starting
to develop - and I couldn't wait to have that one done too!
After wearing glassses from the age of 14, I no longer need them at all for
distance vision at the age of 66. However, I still need them for reading but
because I'd been wearing bifocals for twenty years, I never had my reading
glasses to hand when I needed them!
So I'm now wearin varifocals because having the the intermediate strength is
ideal for the PC.
You can't see anything. There a two anaesthetics involved. One is
injected into your cheek and paralyses the eye muscles so your eye can't
move during the operation and, in my experience, for many hours
thereafter. The other anaesthetic is in the form of eye drops which
means you can't feel anything. A microscope is used by the surgeon very
close to the eye and you can't see anything. They usually give you
intravenous Valium so that if you were nervous before (and I was) you
feel quite brave during the operation.
The results are fantastic. I was short-sighted since childhood; now I
only wear glasses for night driving and long spells of reading. I spent
the first month after the operation saying WOW all the time.
It isn't a problem!
In the first place, the opaque cataract has ruined a lot of the sight in that
Then you are given drops to massively dilate the pupil.
Before the 'pointy tools' come into play, a clamping device is placed on the
eye to stop it moving - for very obvious reasons!
The incision is made in the side of the eye so, even if you weren't looking at
the out of focus overhead lights, you wouldn't/couldn't see the 'pointy tool'
In fact, after have two operations in two different hospitals, I can honestly
say I didn't see a thing* - and I didn't feel anything, either.
* I think I was vaguely aware when one of the replacement lenses was slid into
place but, of course, you can't see it, as such, and with the dilation, the
clamp and the anaesthetic you can't focus anyway!
Well two reasons really:
(1) The local anaesthetic not only stops you feeling any pain in your
eye, it also stops you blinbking, stops you moving your eye, and then
finally, makes your eye stop working (by numbing the opetic nerve) so
that eye just goes out - quite weird really. So you can't see the
sharp things coming, and they cover the other eye over.
(2) Which leaves just the problem of lying still and not moving your
head (even thoug you're lying on a block of wood shaped like the botom
of a guillotine!) - however that's easy as soon as you consider that
the surgeon who you can hear but not see *is* sticking sharp things in
your eyes, so lying still suddenly become pretty simple :-)
Actually, my cataract only took about fifteen minutes, and being
fairly young (as cataract patients go) at 58, it took a bit longer to
blast my old lens to pieces - so lying still was pretty easy. Now
lying still for the hour and a bit that my detached retina took to fix
*was* a bit tougher, but then rule (2) above applied even more so in
Graham (Now with perfect vision [in one eye] as Terry described above)
On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:14:43 +0000, Terry Casey wrote:
Indeed. My 86 year old mother-in-law had both done (a few months apart,
with a hip replacement in between).
She said the only downside was finding out how dirty the kitchen floor
was, and having to clean it!
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