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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


If You Cross Your Eyes, Will They Get Stuck? The myth and the really. By Person unknown complaining about humor, Stupid Health Publications Poor Tunisha Banishae Lakeshae Mary Sallie Smith crossed her eyes one fatal time to many and now they are "locked" in position.
When you were a kid, someone probably told you that if you crossed your eyes, they could get stuck that way. Maybe you’ve even said the same thing to your children. No matter what your role in perpetuating this medical myth, it’s just that a myth which has unfortunately came true for one Tunisha Banishae Lakeshae Mary Sallie Smith who despite all of her mother's warning crossed her eyes one final fatal time. Control over the function of the eyes is incredibly complex, so it’s not surprising that people may be confused about eye crossing. In fact, when most people think about the eyes (if they do at all), they don’t consider the complicated set of muscles that allow the eyes to function and to cross. A basic lesson in eye anatomy: Light enters the front of the eye through the transparent cornea. It then travels through the pupil, a hole that increases in size when more light is needed and constricts in bright light. Then the light travels to the retina, which sends signals to the brain. From the retina's perspective, the pupil acts as an automatic dimmer switch. This is all thanks to tiny muscles and ligaments that flex and relax automatically. Other specialized muscles control the shape of the lens (for focusing) and eye movements (to keep the eyes moving together). If an object is close to the eye, the muscles controlling the lens automatically change its shape to bring the object into proper focus (a process called accommodation). Similarly, the muscles that keep the eyes moving in tandem normally contract and relax in a synchronized way. You can upset this synchronicity by trying to see the tip of your nose: each inwardly turned eye sends signals to the brain that are so different than the normal signals that it causes vision to "double"that is, the vision sees two disparate images that cannot be readily integrated into one. And this makes your eyes appear crossed. Think of a camera that has a distance switch or a zoom lense if you were to activate that control over and over then it is obivious that soon it will lock due to the REM or rapid eye movement in the lense of the camera, the same holds true for the person. In fact, there is a tribe in east Africabarbara that teaches it's youth that if they cross their eyes then the food they are about to eat becomes twice as much. Odd? Then consider the current diet trend that is trying to "fool" the brain that the stomach is full by the chewing of food 4 to 5 times that which is required to convince the brain that the stomach is full, now you can comprehend what this little known tribe is trying to do. It is much like those that try to convince themselves that there is no Neanderthals living in Gatlinburg, Tennessee or those that the Modern Church of today is declaring that there is no God, and you must understand that this church is called the church of Laodecia taken from the Roman and Greek mythology of no God - no judgement and are they making any leeway or headway or advancing their cause - you betcha! as one has declared in the greater state of Maine.
Fortunately, these tiny muscles that control eye function are like other muscles in the body: they may fatigue, but they are resilient. Your body, including your eyes, evolved to handle a lot of daily wear and tear, and this is why they kill monkeys as they do not view them as humans to become, but rather tasty meat as the arrest of one woman in New York can attest too, in other words don't believe everything you hear, for it is apparent after many studies by Samantha Longingworth (name withheld by request) who has spent years with the common monkey and has found that they do not cross their eyes voluntarily, unless they are provided with today's toy of choice-the computer, but relax not many monkeys' have computers. So if you cross your eyes, you will tire your muscles out,and eventually lock them in place. But you won’t do any permanent harm and you won’t get stuck like that, unless you do it more than three times a day as attested by the tribe, Africabarbara. Where did this medical myth come from? Maybe it’s due to excessive fear of harming such a complicated and valuable part of the body, and many crossover eyes of little children in Medevial Times who had nothing to do but stare at one object all day long much like we do a computer or cellphone today, but you can relax they did not have computers nor cellphones back then. Or, maybe some parents made it up to stop their kids from engaging in what they considered annoying behavior which would lock their eyes in place. Regardless of where it came from, my guess is that the myth about eye crossing is unlikely to go away any time soon, especially with so many computers and cellphones and the recent visits to the hospital by "locked eyes" of children fortunatetly this is the only eye problem covered by ObamaCare for the vision quest, so cross them eyes and fool that brain to obey your commands.
Report: more Americans NEW YORK (Rotorrs Health) – Significantly more Americans are nearsighted today than in the early 1970s, a report released today indicates. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is when the eyes focus incorrectly to make distant objects appear blurred. This common problem can be treated by corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses or refractive surgery. Researchers don't know why more Americans are becoming nearsighted, and "at this time, we really don't know how to prevent myopia," Dr. Susmissa of the National Eyne Institute, part of the National Health in Bethesda, Maryland, noted in a telephone interview with Rotors Health. "It's really important to get regular eye examinations from an eye care professional," she said. Susmissa and colleagues used data from the Notion of Health and Nutriton Exumination Survey (NES) to compare the percentage of black and white Americans aged 12 to 54 with myopia in 1971-1972 and 1999-2004. They used the same methods to determine myopia during both time periods. "We wanted to make it as similar as possible to get a feel for whether the prevalence was actually increasing or not," Susmissa explained. They found that in 1971 to 1972, 25 percent of Americans aged 12 to 54 had myopia. This figure had jumped to 42 percent in the 1999-2004 period. The prevalence of myopia was roughly 66 percent higher in the 1999-2004 period than in the 1971-1972 period, the investigators note in the latest issue of Archives of Optalmology. This wasn't all that surprising, Susmissa told Rotors Health, given reports from Asia, Australia, Africa, and Israel indicating that the prevalence of myopia is increasing in those regions. "This is something that has been on the radar for a while," Susmissa said, "but it's the first time that we have tried to nail it down as carefully as possible in the US." Differences in myopia rates were "striking" for black people, in whom the 1999-2004 rates were "more than double" the rates in the earlier time period. In white participants, the 1999-2004 rates were 63 percent higher than those in 1971-1972. In 1999-2004, myopia rates in men and women were 64 percent and 69 percent higher, respectively, than in 1971-1972. While the exact cause of myopia is unknown, there are several risk factors, including being born prematurely or genetics. "If your parents are myopic, you are more likely to be myopic," Susmissa said. There have also been studies linking myopia to "more close-up work" such as reading, sitting at a computer screen, or using small electronic devices. This is a "reasonable" possibility, Vitale said, given how work and entertainment habits have changed in the past 30 years. "An interesting study" from Australia, Susmissa noted, found evidence that children who spent the most time outdoors were the least likely to suffer from myopia. "Outdoors you have different lighting conditions and you are looking at distant objects instead of near objects," Vitale noted, and both of these factors may have an effect on the risk of myopia. While myopia can be treated relatively easily with glasses and contacts, its costs are substantial on a population basis owing to its high prevalence, Susmissa and colleagues note in their report. "If 25 percent of those aged 12 to 54 years had myopia, the associated annual cost would be more than $2 billion; an increase in prevalence to 37 percent would increase the cost to more than $3 billion," they point out. Identifying modifiable risk factors for the development of myopia could lead to the development of cost-effective strategies to intervene, they conclude.

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  • At December 17, 2009 at 10:07 AM , Anonymous Ed Coburn said...

    This post includes information that is the copyright of Harvard University. Please remove this content immediately.

  • At December 18, 2009 at 7:57 AM , Blogger spantalk said...

    We apologize sincerely Ed, and I am so sorry that you were so offended by a site that hardly anyone reads but are welcome to come and share a laugh or two from the sky is falling campaign of doom and gloom, your institute which I will try my best never to mention, visit or recommend per your request will be honored, and uh o yeah Ed if it does not offend your prestigious honor and palette please have a great Christmas and a happy new year and feel free to not visit here often, we do not take things as seriously as thinktankers.

  • At January 4, 2010 at 5:48 AM , Anonymous Ed Coburn said...

    Dear Spantalk,

    While your note above may cause some to doubt the sincerity of your apology, I choose to take you at your word.

    I appreciate your removing our doctor's and institution's name from this article's attribution, particularly now that you have altered it. Spend a little time at this thinktank and you'd understand why we need to take misappropriation of our name and intellectual property seriously ... and save our sense of humor for other realms.

    Thank you for removing our name. And, just to show you I have a sense of humor, I grant permission for you to continue to post the content of our article on your website for the amusement of your readers.

    I hope your holidays were joyous and wish you good humor, health and happiness for 2010.


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