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Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture

The camera’s flash caused irreparable damage to the child’s macula, the doctors said.


All babies are adorable. Just one glimpse at their sweet faces can relieve us of our burdens after a hard day’s work. Whether they’re smiling their sweetest smile or just peacefully sleeping, the sight of those angels is enough to remove our stress. That is why most proud parents, including their relatives and  their closest friends, store numerous photos of their babies on their mobile phones so they can look at those cute faces whenever they need a dose of happiness.

There’s nothing wrong with taking a baby’s picture, but parents should be on guard because the flash from a camera or a mobile phone can harm an infant’s eyes.

A three-month-old child from China was left blind in one eye after a family friend failed to turn off the flash of a camera phone. The family friend held the phone 10 inches away to take a close-up photograph of the baby boy. According to the People’s Daily Online, the parents of the child noticed that there was something wrong with the child’s vision shortly after the picture was taken.

The doctors said that the camera’s flash caused irreparable damage to the child’s macula.


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The vision in the child’s left eye was reduced while his right eye became blind following the incident.

The macula focuses the light rays that penetrate the eyes.


Photo credit: EuroPics (CEN)

However, this only becomes fully developed once a child reaches the age of four. Damage to the macula can result in the loss of central vision.

According to experts, although babies will blink their eyes on reflex, exposure to strong light, even for just a millisecond, can still cause permanent eye damage. They also advised parents to be mindful of strong bathroom lights when their babies are taking a bath.

It is not yet clear whether the parents of the child will sue their friend for the unfortunate incident.


Crazy Moment Driver Loads His truck Onto a Ship Using Flimsy Wooden Planks

He needed to board this ferry but just can’t leave his truck behind. So, THIS!

Loading a car into a ferry boat is common. But the manner in which it is loaded can be quite unusual in some places in the world, especially in small ports where there is lack of sophisticated or at least decent equipment.

In this video we found, which according to reports was shot in a town in Brazil, we were surprised to see a truck being loaded on a ferry boat using two thin planks above the surface of the water. It is quite insane and we can't help but wonder how one could ever agree to use that method of transfer. We were on the edge of our seats all throughout the video and ready to hear a big, loud splash but we were more surprised to see that little by little, the driver was able to successfully load the truck!

Watch the video here:

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Man Attempted to Throw Girlfriend Overboard But Miserably Failed

Please kids, don’t ever, EVER try this.

A man shouldn't even be crazy enough to throw his girlfriend overboard just for some stupid stunt, even if she's game to go for it. You must exercise restraint and common sense. You don't just toss somebody from the boat and into the water, especially not THIS way. Because she may end up hitting the railing and...let your imagination cringe at the thought.

In this video, a man and his friend is holding a female (the girlfriend) high in the air; they are standing on the top of the boat. The woman appears to be covering her nose and preparing to meet the water's impact. A crowd of people gather around them to watch the spectacle. She jumps, but fails to get enough height needed for her to land safely on the water. The other guy reaches out with his arm and tries to pull her back, perhaps sensing that the fall will be disastrous. But he wasn't unable to break her fall successfully; instead, she lands neck-first right into the metal railing of the boat. OUCH.

Throwing your girlfriend overboard?


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Girl Vividly Describes the Experiences and Hallucinations She Had While in a Coma

Claire Wineland was ‘awake’ despite being unconscious.

Health care professionals often advise us to talk to a loved one who's in a coma. Even ordinary people who know little about medicine or science also tell us to do so. They said that somehow our loved ones can hear us and feel us even though they're in that state of deep sleep.

I wonder, what goes on inside a patient's head while under a medically induced coma? Will comforting words and a gentle touch really help those patients recuperate?

In medically induced comas, doctors administer sedatives such as ketamine, which would temporarily put a patient into a deep state of unconsciousness. The procedure helps to protect the patient's brain from swelling secondary to an infection or injury. The level of unconsciousness varies depending on the treatment provided by the doctor, and the capability to hear conversations or recall memories while in that state depends on the patient's level of consciousness. Once the sedative wears off, the patient will regain consciousness.

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