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Man gets bionic eye, sees wife for first time in decade (VID)

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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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Yeah it would be funny if it wasnt so serious. Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative disease with no cure.




posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: PhoenixOD
a reply to: DjembeJedi

Yeah it would be funny if it wasnt so serious. Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative disease with no cure.

My apologies not tryin to be a SOD...BUT if you get it from Viagra..then its kinda funny..
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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: DjembeJedi

originally posted by: PhoenixOD
a reply to: DjembeJedi

Yeah it would be funny if it wasnt so serious. Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative disease with no cure.

My apologies not tryin to be a SOD...BUT if you get it from Viagra..then its kinda funny..


Yeh it really does make you go blind.



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: DjembeJedi

originally posted by: PhoenixOD
a reply to: DjembeJedi

Yeah it would be funny if it wasnt so serious. Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative disease with no cure.

My apologies not tryin to be a SOD...BUT if you get it from Viagra..then its kinda funny..


Maybe to a 10yr old who giggles at sex.

Retinitis pigmentosa is a hereditary disease that can skip a generation or two before presenting. Once it starts there is no way to stop it. You go blind in both eyes. Its caused by an error in 50 genes. Normally you need all 50 to be at serious risk. Anyone at risk can have the condition triggered by using any PED5 inhibitor (sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) etc).

But here's the really bad news. They have just discovered that a normal healthy male only needs 1 of the 50 genes to be defective to be at risk of triggering the other 49 causing Retinitis pigmentosa (and eventually blindness) if they use any PED5 inhibitor.

In the US 1 in 5 men over 40 have used a PED5 inhibitor.


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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:55 PM
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That is HORRIBLE.. So would it come on eventually anyways in some of the men? I didn't realize this was even an Issue..Humbling to think one minute your fine enjoying life..maybe some "functional" issues once in a while. So the Doc says .."Try this its a little "Blue" miracle"..Then next thing you know..Degenerative Blindness!
My apologies for the kidding..



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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No probs, not a lot of people know about the risk at this point.

If you have the 50 genes wrong it may or may not happen in your lifetime but it will be passed on to your children who will also be at risk.

Im currently dealing with central serous retinopathy in one eye that was brought on by using a corticosteroid steroid. I am lucky that there is a good chance it will spontaneously correct itself in the next 6 months. But then again it might not.

Retinal diseases are rarely curable and most of them are degenerative to the point of total blindness.


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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 08:15 PM
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I'm very sorry but hopeful for you. Best of luck with it. I hope to hear it has corrected itself soon!



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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Thanks mate, much appreciated




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