Scientists discovered 27 contact lenses in a woman’s eye last November before she underwent eye surgery, according to an entry in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The woman was being prepared for cataracts surgery at Britain’s Solihull Hospital when scientists discovered the lenses, according to the Washington Post. Scientists wrote that the contacts were lumped on top of one another in a “blueish mash” and were “bound together by mucus.” “She was quite shocked” Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who operated on the woman, said. “When she was seen two weeks after, I removed the lenses. She said her
I have worn glasses most of my life. The only thing I hate about them is that they always seem to need cleaning. I don´t know why people wear contacts. Vanity is the only reason I can come up with. Maybe there are other reasons, I don´t know. My one saving grace is I´m not vain. So I keep cleaning my foggy and smeared glasses. I´v never had to go under surgery to have them removed.
This was in Britain, so maybe there are things here that I just don´t understand but -- can someone tell my why a woman who had not seen an eye doctor in 35 years was being prepped for cataract surgery?
This is the expected result of government health care. Every health ´professional´ not only missed this obvious situation, but she was diagnosed with cataract, a diagnosis that requires close examination of the eye. Due you really want government employees that are watching a clock all day ´caring´ for you or your children? Or our grandmother?
I wear contacts, but they are gas permeable, not the daily wear. I still don´t understand how anyone can have that many lenses in and not be able to tell something is not right. I´ve worn lenses for 46 years and I´m always AWARE whether or not they are in my eyes! How did she keep getting more refills? Totally inept and/or negligent doctors!
I´m calling BS on this one. I have worn contacts. I don´t think its possible to have two in your eye without realizing something is wrong. I think this is someone hoaxing Fox News so they can exploit Fox News´ publishing of this and claim Fox News is a Fake New Site, or something along those lines.
Remember The China Air pilot who crashed in SFO? Wee Tu Lo. His co-pilot Sum Ting Wong.
Hoaxes are easy to pull on the news media. Just look at all the Russia shizzle.
I´m calling BS on this. She is obviously a democrat, she´s not very bright. Did she vote for Hillary while living in England ?? Plus she had an eye exam, was diagnosed with cataracts and scheduled for surgery. She only had to wait 35 years ??? BS, sounds like she just to the front of the line.
Glad to hear others think this story doesn´t pass the smell test. I´ve worn contacts for 35 years (I´m a swimmer) and have no idea how one could place that many contacts in one eye without someone noticing. I have to get my eyes checked yearly to keep getting my prescription filled.
Jenna the hijabi Barbie makes her debut - but she isn´t the first. The newest Barbie doll made her appearance this week in a look that would be unrecognizable to the original. Jenna, created by a French Muslim mother, is a hijabi Barbie. In tradition with Muslim customs, Jenna wears an abaya, a modest dress that covers her collarbone and that stretches to her wrists and ankles. She comes with a matching scarf meant to be wrapped around her hair as a hijab. In addition to looking the part of a Muslim, Jenna will play it as well: she has
President Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Fox News has learned from a senior White House official. The initiative, enforced under President Obama, does not provide legal status, but it would allow certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors protection from immediate deportation. Fox explains which individuals qualify for DACA status. Individuals are able to request DACA status if they were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before turning 16 and have continuously lived in the country since June 15, 2007. Individuals must also have
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — They’re America’s white-trash blue bloods. The Kennedy clan has been famous over the years for limitless political ambition, immense wealth, excruciating tragedy — and seemingly constant scandal. Their storied family tale began with an immigrant Irish family-done-very good and rose all the way to a US presidency, only to go from Camelot to trailer park. So when father-daughter duo Max and Caroline “Summer’’ Kennedy were busted by cops during a raucous house party this month, the duo’s alleged low-life shenanigans were hardly a surprise. It was all part of c’est la Kennedy, where bad behavior gets
The cost of premiums for plans sold on the state’s health exchange will soar for 2018, adding to questions about the stability and affordability of the health insurance program known as Obamacare. State regulators announced Tuesday that they have approved average rate increases of just over 23 percent to nearly 50 percent, depending on the plan and carrier, increases that surely will burden consumers who get no government subsidies but also potentially still leave insurers in the red. “Rates for individual plans have gone up well over 100 percent in 4 years,” said Chet Burrell, president and CEO of the
NEW YORK — One week after Charlottesville, “the Resistance” is planning its next move. Members of a group calling itself “Refuse Fascism” met in five cities around the country on Saturday with the intent to plan and organize nationwide demonstrations later this year. Their goal, according to Eva Sahana, a 22 year-old organizer, is simply to “drive out the Trump and Pence fascist regime.” The planning is still in its early stages, but the organizers have an idea in mind. On Saturday, November 4—approximately a year after President Donald Trump’s election—members of the Resistance will descend on America’s major cities.
Protesters are planning a march starting from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to fight white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office. "The March to Confront White Supremacy" will spend ten days starting on Monday, August 28 travelling to the nation´s capitol and then occupy it with non-violent demonstrations. "For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified – exploding during Donald Trump’s run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville," the website for the event reads.
Kid Rock’s flirtation with a Senate bid has Republicans thinking he could be the party´s best shot to win next year´s race against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). The rock star — real name Robert Ritchie — would likely dominate the primary field if he entered the race and comes within striking distance of the Democratic incumbent in recent polling. While most Republicans still believe a bid is unlikely, they are enticed by the prospect of a candidate with deep pockets and universal name identification. “People know him — he’s an extremely strong brand in Michigan. He’s fought for Detroit, he’s
Unlike Rhett Butler, many people do give a damn. And because they do have strong feelings about a film that depicts the slave state of the “Old South” as “a pretty world” where “Gallantry took its last bow,” the 1939 Hollywood epic “Gone With the Wind” will not screen during next year’s “Summer Movie Series” at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Memphis, theater officials announced Friday. “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” Brett
House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Trump over the latter´s decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday. "The speaker does not agree with the decision," said spokesman Doug Andres. "Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon." Ryan becomes the highest-ranking GOP lawmaker to break with Trump over the decision to pardon Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for refusing to stop detaining Latinos on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
ST. LOUIS – Thursday morning, a Missouri State Senator posted a comment on Facebook stating she hoped President Donald Trump will be assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, posted the comment, “No. I Will. I hope Trump is assassinated!” in response to a comment from another person who posted about his cousin being on the President’s secret service detail and his fear that he will probably receive a visit from the secret service. A screenshot of the comment was posted to Twitter by KMOX’s Mark Reardon. "Someone wrote a statement on my Facebook and I responded with something that shouldn´t have
President Donald Trump laid out a path for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get back in his good graces: replace Obamacare, overhaul the U.S. tax code and find a way to pay for big infrastructure improvements. Yet clearing Trump’s agenda anytime soon is close to impossible in the narrowly controlled Republican Senate that already has a packed agenda of must-pass legislation. Trump’s direction for McConnell came after he assailed the Senate Republican leader for two days on Twitter over the Senate’s failure to replace the Affordable Care Act. When asked by a reporter whether McConnell should step down, Trump
TEL AVIV — White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster served at a UK-based think tank financed by a controversial, George Soros-funded group identified by the Obama White House as central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media. From September 2006 to February 2017, McMaster is listed as a member of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where he served as consulting senior fellow. The IISS describes itself as a “world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.”
Washington - Hillary Clinton on Sunday called Donald Trump’s inaugural speech as president “a cry from the white nationalist gut”. Clinton was speaking in her first televised interview since her stunning defeat in the election in November, two days ahead of the publication of What Happened, her book about her defeat. (Snip) During the campaign, in a moment widely criticized and weaponised by the Trump campaign, Clinton memorably referred to half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables”. She expressed regret at the time. On Sunday, Clinton was unapologetic for the context of her remarks and said Trump’s base
Hillary Clinton was so confident of victory last year that she bought a second house next to her residence in Chappaqua, New York, to accommodate White House staff during presidential retreats there. "I thought I was going to win," she said. The New York Post reported last year on the Clintons paying $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, ranch-style home next to their house in Chappaqua. The newspaper´s source said at the time it was thought to be a weekend retreat for their daughter Chelsea´s family. In an interview from her home on the CBS program "Sunday Morning" delving into her
On the same day that Fox News announced that it had “agreed to part ways amicably” with suspended conservative host Eric Bolling, Bolling’s son Eric, Jr. was found dead in Boulder, Colorado. (snip) A strange anomaly in this story is that Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer who wrote the August 4 article alleging that Eric Bolling was guilty of inappropriate behavior years earlier, claims to have been the first one to break the news of Chase Bolling’s death. For example, in a HuffPost article on September 9 time stamped 2:31 P.M. E.T., Hayley Miller writes “Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday that while she is "done" being a candidate, she is not leaving politics. "Is your political career over?" Jane Pauley asked Clinton on "CBS Sunday Morning." "Yes," Clinton responded. "As an active politician, it´s over. "I am done with being a candidate," she added. "But I am not done with politics, because I literally believe that our country´s future is at stake." Clinton´s comments come days before the release her new book, "What Happened," which accounts her experience in the 2016 presidential election. The former Democratic nominee reflects
Keep these numbers in mind: 316 to 90 and 80 to 17. They were the lopsided votes in the House and Senate in support of the deal President Trump made with Democratic leaders on storm aid, the debt limit and government funding. Remarkably, all the no voters were Republicans. The numbers shout that we are witnessing a potential turning point in the Trump presidency, one that could further shake up Washington and rattle the calcified political parties. Frustrated by the failure of GOP majorities in both chambers to pass his agenda, Trump followed through on threats to work with Democrats. Signs suggest it was
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down with Jane Pauley on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and gave her first T.V. interview since the 2016 presidential election. Hillary spoke about her new memoir ‘What Happened’ which is set to release September 12. (Photo) Not only did Hillary Clinton blame Comey for her election loss when he decided to re-open the FBI investigation eleven days before the election, she doubled down on her ‘Deplorable’ insult to Trump supporters. Hillary reacted to a clip of herself from September 9, 2016 saying, “You could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the ‘basket
Who would ever dream of handing political leadership to someone whose crowning career achievement was a high-paying no-show job? As its next presidential candidate, is Michelle Obama the best the Democrats can come up with? That´s the view of pollster Douglas Schoen, who thinks they don´t stand a chance otherwise. In a piece for The Hill, he writes: As I’ve said before, the Democrats need an alternative plan to rebuild and unite the party if they have any hope in winning back seats in Congress in the 2018 midterms, nonetheless the White House in 2020. This alternative plan requires a new, united
The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn´t get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the Los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up for
Hillary Clinton’s latest book “What Happened” and her ensuing book tour are the latest examples of the former presidential candidate creating fresh tensions within the Democratic Party. What happened is not terribly complicated: Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump and weakened the Democratic Party in the process. In her book, Secretary Clinton blames her loss on the Russians, former FBI Director James Comey and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, yet the only person she does not seem to blame is herself. Clinton continues to take the focus away from the party and
Actress Martha Plimpton’s comments on her “best abortion” went viral both in the media and on Twitter. But she’s still defending every single word. On September 1, MRC Culture broke the story the story of Plimpton (The Goonies, The Real O’Neals) laughing about her “best abortion” during a #ShoutYourAbortion event held in Seattle. (Video) “I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood,” she said, cheering. “Notice I said ‘first.’ I said ‘first.’ And I don’t want Seattle – I don’t want you guys to feel insecure, it was my best one,” she joked to laughter from
An elderly white man was shoved to the floor and derided as a “honky motherf----r” by a black woman, who also told him to sit in the back of the East Side bus they were riding, police sources said Monday. The suspect, believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, is still being sought. The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 3 when the 80-year-old victim got on a city bus near E. 34th St. and First Ave. and sat up front, sources said. The suspect apparently took exception to where he was sitting.
The Gold Star father who came to Indianapolis to speak about civil discourse ripped into President Donald Trump, calling him "illiterate and uneducated" on Saturday evening. In reference to Trump´s rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, , Khizr Khan´s criticism came after a community conversation, "Talking Through Unity and Civility with Khizr Khan," on Saturday evening at St. Luke´s United Methodist Church. John Krull, host of "No Limits" on WFYI-FM (90.1), moderated the discussion. Khan is the Gold Star father who challenged Trump to rethink his stance on Muslims´ and religious minorities´ place in society during the 2016 presidential election. Khan´s son was killed in