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The great carrot myth

The great carrot myth

Fairly regularly at the end of an eye exam, a patient will say "Or maybe I should just eat more carrots?".  I usually force a half-hearted laugh and a tepid agreement before explaining that Kale is actually what they should be consuming, and a little look back into life in WW2 Britain would explain where the carrot myth began.

My eye is twitching

My eye is twitching

Eyelid twitches are very annoying.  And very common.  The vast majority of them are completely benign, and harmless.  The treatment of them is usually just reassurance and cutting down on stress, however there in an acedotal treamtnet that may work, although not clinically tested: quinine.

JS Bach, a quack and Cataracts.

JS Bach, a quack and Cataracts.

In 1750, legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach was losing his eyesight.  At the same time, a self-styled "healer" was "curing blindness" in flamboyant displays in town squares across Europe, to the delight of roaring crowds. They would eventually meet.  What could go wrong?