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Offline OtisBrown

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In Medicine - Never admit that you are wrong.
« on: May 11, 2015, 06:47:27 PM »
Subject: Is medicine a science, or a religion?

This is a very thoughtful article.

http://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2015/05/10/medicine-science-or-religion/

In an office, you are a patient, and you are not expected to know anything, or have any ability to ask if the minus 2 diopter lens (you were just prescribed,
because you can "just read" the 20/40 line, is going to make your refractive state much more negative - in the long run.

But I respect the medical person.  I do not deal with the general public, who will "question" the minus lens.  But in science,
you must ask, and answer the question, and seek answers (outside medicine), that are correct in your judgment.

For me, I know that the OD feels like you want a strong minus.  He simply does not believe that the minus is the problem. I do - for this reason.

https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wildsoet/images/neg_lens_induce_myopia.swf

When you ask this question, intelligently, and accept this result, they you will seek to avoid wearing a minus.

But that does require that you do "just prevention" yourself.   That is indeed the dividing line - where prevention is possible at 20/40 - if
you have the gumption to "do it  yourself".

My appreciation and respect is still for a "medical person".  But he truly has no clue about the need for the person to
take "just prevention" seriously.

It is not even clear if a medical person has ANY RESPONSIBILITY for any prevention.

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Re: In Medicine - Never admit that you are wrong.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 07:20:53 AM »
The universal rejection letter of the N. E. I., that says that prevention at 20/40, and -1 diopter - will ALWAYS BE IMPOSSIBLE.

http://www.myopia.org/neirejectionlettercomments.htm

I agree that the NEI, is hopeless.

If you desire prevention, do not "bother" the NEI.

Equally, I have strong feeling of respect and "like" for medical people - no question about it.

But, if I wish to, prevent, avoid, and at 20/40, I will have to do that myself.  They simply can not help me - and indeed
prevention is both 1) Not medical, and 2) I must do prevention based on both my intelligence, training, and motivation.

This is simply not a "medical problem".
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 06:06:51 PM by OtisBrown »

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Re: In Medicine - Never admit that you are wrong.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:42:46 PM »

This is the most accurate "picture" of an OD exam - I have ever read.  They will never tell you that once you start wearing
that FIRST minus - your distant vision is going to be lost forever.

http://endmyopia.org/child-myopia-the-diagnosis/

How do *I* avoid this terrible situation?  By doing my own OBJECTIVE measurements at home.  I would never go for an "exam",
unless I read the 20/40 line.  Further, the OD can write his "prescription", but I will not "fill" it.  I will do my own
checking at home.  I am not insulting to the OD -but I value my distant vision greatly - and he does not.

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Re: In Medicine - Never admit that you are wrong.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 02:36:01 AM »
[...] once you start wearing that FIRST minus - your distant vision is going to be lost forever.

How can you say that the eye is DYNAMIC if you make that statement?

Kind regards,
Hans