World Blindness Awareness Month on October, 2023: how long can chronic uveitis last?

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how long can chronic uveitis last?

Unfortunately uveitis effects everyone differently. If yours still isn't under control after 6 months I'd suggest an alternative treatment plan such as immunosuppressant therapy. Long term steroids will cause cataract and raised IOP leading to secondary glaucoma.

Please visit the uveitis website

There's a ton of information, a forum to discuss uveitis with other sufferers and a helpline. Three of the top uveitis specialists in the UK are on the Medical Advisory Board, and we raise funds to help raise awareness of this little known inflammatory eye disease which is the third leading cause of preventable blindness in the developed world.

I set up the Olivia's Vision charity following the diagnosis of my then 9 year old daughter with chronic bilateral anterior uveitis. She lost vision in her right eye due to a combination of the disease itself and steroids drops which were ineffective and just caused more complications.

Please take the time to read the info on the website particularly treatments, the more you know the more you'll be able to question. Contact me via the website if you'd like any further info.

Best of luck



Olivia's Vision



I'm Atheist. Here's Why...

I have become an Atheist due to the slow realization that there is little to no evidence of the thousands of Gods out there and it would be foolish for me to devote my life into something I can never prove. Society has created the concept of God to answer the questions this world did not provide.

Why are we here? How are we here? Who are we?

These are the questions thought up by billions upon billions of people that throughout the generations of human existence have been left unanswered. Still to this day many of the questions remain unanswered. So humans seeking answers created myths. All kinds of colorful myths. In order for a myth to function you must need believers of that myth. That's why you need faith. So the myth can thrive despite it's obvious misconceptions that anyone with skepticism would call a lie.

Where did the Idea of God come from?

Well, Humans alone among the animals feared death but not exactly death itself. Humans feared many things but you see humans in all our knowledge and awareness of the world feared the unknown.

With that fear came myths and religion. The Egyptians feared darkness. That's why they praised the Sun as it brought life and energy to the land. The Gods were praised or feared by the people as the Sun God Horus who brought vision, warmth, and life and The Demon God Set brought blindness, coldness, and the unknown.

As far back as 10 thousand B.C., history bleeds with humanities reflection and adoration for the sun. They praised stars as well. The tracking of the stars allowed them to recognize and anticipate events which occurred over long periods of time, such as eclipses and full moons. The moons being a source of some light. Cataloging celestial groups into what we know today as constellations they drew, written, and glorified the light. The cross of the Zodiac, is the oldest conceptual image in human history. It reflects the sun as it passes through the 12 major constellations over a year. It reflects the 12 months of the year, the 4 seasons, and the solstices and equinoxes.

Allow me to go back to Horus.

Horus was born of the Virgin Iris Mary on December 25th. He had 12 disciples. He was crucified, buried, and assessed into Heaven. Sounds Familiar? It's the same as The Persian God Mithra, The Greek God Ares, and Roman God Jesus. It all has to do with the motions of the sun. How the sun moved in relation to the stars and the earth we're part of their core beliefs.

Prophets of Law

Muhammad (Arabia) - Mises (Egypt) - Manou (India) - Minos (Persia) - Moses (Roman).

All though the connections between all religions is a beautiful thing and say a lot about the fact we are all ONE people religion has caused more violence and bloodshed than any other idealism in the world. Just because I am born to the religion of the Roman Empire doesn't mean I should become a Christian. It doesn't mean any of these religions are correct.


How online purchasing is different than traditional purchasing?

How online purchasing is different than traditional purchasing?

I don't blame you for asking since that PDF wasn't very helpful. You say "other than price effects" but that PDF doesn't even mention once. The way that Amazon has taken over the global marketplace is by using all of the real stores as a showroom or dressing room. People go into stores and then try things on and then buy them on Amazon. But here are some real examples about how Amazon has shaken up the traditional retail world:

1. My friend just went into a Reebok store and found a pair of shoes that he liked. The store charged $130. He said thank you to the store and then ordered them on Amazon for $30 free shipping.

2. My mom needed an adapter (computer part) so that she could connect her new graphic card to a monitor cable. She bought it at Radioshack for $38. I ordered the exact same part for her at $1.80 with free standard shipping. As soon as she gets it in the mail she will return the other one to Radioshack...

Amazon doesn't have to levy taxes since they are international (allegedly that will change in Hawaii but for the most part it will remain true). But where they really undercut business is in customer service. If you buy a computer part and you don't like it or it's broken, you can return it to them and they will not only subsidize your shipping but will give you a no-questions asked refund. Not even any other online site offers that, and any store is going to ship it back to the manufacturer's at your cost and make you wait months, or charge you an absurd warranty fee. For example, Best Buy wanted me to pay a $700 5-year plan for a $500 laptop!! The warranty was more than the actual product and at Amazon there are no warranties--they just take the price hit for you at no cost to you.

Non-price related issue: consumer blindness


Now say you refuse to buy anything online because you think (and rightfully so) that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, you STILL are going to be using Amazon because they have the largest customer review network. So as far as a difference that's not price-related, when you buy at a store you are blind as far as consumer awareness unless you have an iPhone or something that you can look up online reviews at. People feel very uncomfortable when in normal stores like this because they are spoiled from being able to find reviews online to justify their purchases.

That's the biggest issue really. I don't even like renting a movie at Blockbuster without checking how many stars it has on Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB.

The only reason anyone buys non-grocery related from real stores these days is because of the convenience of instant gratification, but as mentioned above, this is more and more becoming a temporary buy aimed at abusing the store's return policy is the arbitrage on Amazon is high enough--and it usually is.

The only industries largely unaffected by online purchasing are groceries, car dealerships, nurseries, and hardware stores, and of course anything service-related like mechanics, chiropractors, installation/repairmen, and maids.

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