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Small Number of Viagra Users Report Vision Loss
Fox News ^ | 04 April 2005 | Miranda Hitti

Posted on 04/04/2005 10:43:35 AM PDT by MikefromOhio

Fourteen men reportedly have had vision loss while taking the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, say ophthalmologists at the University of Minnesota.

The men lost only part of their vision. Cases appear to be very rare.

Most of the affected men had other health problems and the structure of their optic nerve (the nerve that handles vision) raised their risk of the condition.

“The number of cases is extremely small,” says Howard Pomeranz, MD, PhD, who details seven of those cases in a new report. The condition is called nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).

“The likelihood of this happening in an individual is pretty small. It’s a question of weighing the relative risks,” Pomeranz tells WebMD. He suggests that men taking or considering Viagra might want to check with their doctors about any risks.

Pomeranz adds that he’s also heard of three similar cases with another erectile dysfunction drug, Cialis. “I don’t know of any with Levitra yet,” he tells WebMD.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: blindness; health; stoporyoullgoblind; viagra; vision; workit; workitbaby
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LOL

Fox needs to proofread their titles better LOL!!!

1 posted on 04/04/2005 10:43:36 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq

They were not using it properly.


2 posted on 04/04/2005 10:44:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: MikeinIraq

That will reduce the need for alchohol.


3 posted on 04/04/2005 10:44:42 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Rebelbase

They should have just taken it until they needed glasses.


4 posted on 04/04/2005 10:45:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: MikeinIraq

Obviouly from masterbating.


5 posted on 04/04/2005 10:45:31 AM PDT by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: MikeinIraq

Hey, glad to still see you here!

Bump


6 posted on 04/04/2005 10:45:32 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MikeinIraq
That'll make you go blind.

(/obvious)

7 posted on 04/04/2005 10:45:36 AM PDT by inkling
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To: MikeinIraq
1960's - Bridgitte Bardot becomes a movie star and N. Theknow starts wearing glasses.

What a coincidence!

8 posted on 04/04/2005 10:45:54 AM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: MikeinIraq
--and have they grown hair on the palms of their hands?--inquiring minds want to know---
9 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:17 AM PDT by rellimpank (urban dwellers don' t understand the cultural deprivation of not being raised on a farm)
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To: Disambiguator

Does this give truth to the the saying "If you keep doing that YOU'LL GO BLIND!"?


10 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:21 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: MikeinIraq

Old Rosie strikes again!


11 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:21 AM PDT by pissant
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To: MikeinIraq
Oh, my! Quick. Soneone call Bob Dole. :)

12 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:24 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Calpernia

LOL

glad to be here....

cant FReep too much but this story was too much to pass :)


13 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:48 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq
The eyes require a lot of oxygen (blood) to function, just stand up too soon and you will see (or not). When a vast amount of blood is diverted, it would stand to reason that vision would suffer.....Image hosted by Photobucket.com
14 posted on 04/04/2005 10:46:57 AM PDT by stm
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To: MeekOneGOP; All

LOL!!!


15 posted on 04/04/2005 10:47:14 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq

Guess the one-eyed trouser trout became blind.....and became a heat seeking moisture missle.....

I guess???


16 posted on 04/04/2005 10:47:28 AM PDT by Vaquero ("There is nothing lower than the human race - except the french." (Mark Twain))
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To: Vaquero

wow LOL!!!


17 posted on 04/04/2005 10:47:50 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq

"I warned you!"


18 posted on 04/04/2005 10:48:02 AM PDT by Nick Danger (You can stick a fork in the Mullahs... they're done)
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To: N. Theknow

wrong dude just wrong!!

what no Ann Margaret?


19 posted on 04/04/2005 10:49:33 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: Nick Danger

LOL....im saving that picture!


20 posted on 04/04/2005 10:49:49 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq

“... is extremely small,”

Maybe that's the problem...


21 posted on 04/04/2005 10:51:56 AM PDT by anotherdubya
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To: MikeinIraq

i was going to respond but I can't see the keyboard


22 posted on 04/04/2005 10:52:28 AM PDT by RushCrush (Requiem in pacem, Karol Wojtyla.)
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To: RushCrush

My mother always told me not to wear glasses or else I'd go masterbate.


23 posted on 04/04/2005 10:54:47 AM PDT by yobid
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To: inkling
I didn't see that coming.

And neither did the Viagra user!

24 posted on 04/04/2005 10:57:41 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: WestCoastGal
This might explain why Mark Martin came in 31st yesterday.
25 posted on 04/04/2005 10:57:42 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

Maybe it's poking them in the eye.


26 posted on 04/04/2005 10:58:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: MikeinIraq
Does it make hair grow on the palm of your hand too?

SO9

27 posted on 04/04/2005 10:59:12 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: Rebelbase
They were not using it properly

They should have listened to their mother'warnings!

28 posted on 04/04/2005 10:59:59 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: stm
When a vast amount of blood is diverted...

Just how "vast" are we talking about here, Superman?

29 posted on 04/04/2005 11:01:08 AM PDT by talleyman (E=mc2 (before taxes))
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To: RushCrush

LOL
!!!!


30 posted on 04/04/2005 11:02:09 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: anotherdubya

I didnt know Viagra fixed THAT problem !!!


31 posted on 04/04/2005 11:02:28 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq

Viagra Users Report Vision Loss From Going Cross Eyed.


32 posted on 04/04/2005 11:02:47 AM PDT by FreedomSurge
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To: Servant of the 9

It might have for them....it did also make them go blind :-P


33 posted on 04/04/2005 11:03:24 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: FreedomSurge

LOL

and lightheadedness after exertion....


34 posted on 04/04/2005 11:03:58 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: MikeinIraq

My momma told me I'd go blind if I kept doing that....


35 posted on 04/04/2005 11:07:14 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan

heheh are you the story's subject? LOL ;P


36 posted on 04/04/2005 11:08:44 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Iohannas Paulus II, Requiescat in Pacem)
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To: Disambiguator
That will reduce the need for alchohol.

or paper bags...

37 posted on 04/04/2005 11:21:09 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
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To: MikeinIraq

Dear Abby: But will it stand up in court?
Sign me, Worried


38 posted on 04/04/2005 11:26:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our Founding Fathers: all conservative gun owners)
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To: MikeinIraq
I guess that would be a fair trade!
39 posted on 04/04/2005 12:02:31 PM PDT by Fast1 (Destroy America buy Chinese goods,Shop at Wal-Mart 3/18/05 American was gone when I woke up)
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To: tumblindice

"Dear Abby: But will it stand up in court?
Sign me, Worried"

Dear Worried,

Arguably, how well it will stand up in court will depend on the skills of the cross examining counsel.

Abby


41 posted on 04/04/2005 12:06:09 PM PDT by GladesGuru
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To: MikeinIraq; Rebelbase

Did they also experience hair growth on their palms?


42 posted on 04/04/2005 12:32:47 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
Reading the title, I was expecting some connection to glaucoma.
43 posted on 04/04/2005 12:45:22 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: MikeinIraq
“The number of cases is extremely small,” says Howard Pomeranz, MD, PhD,

Unless you are one of the fourteen.

44 posted on 04/04/2005 12:46:54 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: MikeinIraq

uh...heh heh heh...

What about unusual hair growth on the palms? ><

*runs away*


45 posted on 04/04/2005 12:50:02 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: MikeinIraq
and lightheadedness after exertion....

Does that happen?

46 posted on 04/04/2005 2:22:58 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"....Fr. A Saenz.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Oh, my! Quick. Soneone call Bob Dole. :)

You can call him just fine. Just don't try to flag him down.

47 posted on 04/04/2005 2:26:24 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: MikeinIraq

Did anyone cross-check for third-degree burns on the palms of their hands?


48 posted on 04/04/2005 2:29:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: talleyman

Apparently enough to starve the eyes for oxygen!


49 posted on 04/04/2005 3:06:47 PM PDT by stm
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To: TonyRo76
Rosie O'Donnel is a Viagra antidote!!!!
50 posted on 04/04/2005 3:08:03 PM PDT by stm
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