Jul 26, 2018
Scoped show originally broadcast on WBZ-AM on 09/08/1991.
First Hour — Open Lines
Mike- Hives; ? Reaction to citrus.
Fran - Joint pain from menopause?; pros and cons of estrogen replacement therapy following menopause.
James - Seizures
TOPS - taking off pounds sensibly Christy - having twins —) book winner
Second Hour. — Doctor Your Eyes
Guest: Ann Bajart MD, Cornea Specialist, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Mass. Eye and Ear Info Line:617-573-3340
Myths about Eyes
1. Kids will outgrow crossed eye: FALSE—treatment is
necessary to reprogram the child’s brain circuitry to move the eye properly and permit normal development of visual pathways.
2. Sitting too close to the TV will harm the eyes: FALSE but sitting too close can expose the brain to radiation from old style CRT tubes rather than LED or LCD models.
3. Computer terminals cause miscarriages: FALSE but they can cause dry eye from staring.
4. Cataracts can grow back: FALSE. They do not reform.
Ellen — conjunctivitis
Alison — 8 year old son was premie with chronically poor vision in one eye.
Mike — congenital cataracts.
Lorraine — husband with chronic blepharitis, recurrent; rosacea. Disposable contact lenses.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QUlmKizRX28