French fries, white bread and Pringles might sound scrumptious but the combination turned out to be something else for a teenager. A teenage boy who consumed the aforementioned dishes lost his sight, according to a case study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cited by CNN. This unusual case was examined by a group of scientists from the University of Bristol who warned the danger of having a poor diet.
When he first noticed a fuzziness in his left eye, in June, US high school student Josh Bangert thought he'd simply become dehydrated from playing too hard on the basketball court. As weeks went by and the year-old's vision worsened, his mom took him to an eye doctor, thinking he needed glasses. Instead, she and Josh were stunned last month to hear an alarming diagnosis: He has a rare genetic disorder called Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, also known as Leber's disease.
The report was suspect and doctors are still investigating, but it does make one think about how this could possibly happen and if it could happen to you. According to the USDA, a proper diet is all about balance and variety. The teenager in this case lacked both of those things.
Allison Aubrey. Researchers in the U. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption. A year-old boy goes to the doctor with complaints of tiredness.
When he was in 7 th grade, Charlie McMahon knew the school eye exam wasn't going well, when objects in the screening machine looked blurry. But when the school nurse told him and his mom Susan that he needed to see an eye doctor, no one knew he was at the beginning stages of developing keratoconus, a condition that progressively thins out the cornea, causing it to change shape and bulge, potentially leading to blindness over time. Susan thought Charlie must be nearsighted, so she brought him to OCB for a comprehensive eye exam.
Teen only eats fast food — the consequences are fatal: The myth that carrots and spinach are good for the eyesight, many already know from childhood. But apparently there's something to that claim: a year-old boy from the UK is said to have become blind and hard-of-hearing because for years he only ate unhealthy food such as chips and chips. Pediatricians report this in the current issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
The year-old shrugged it off, figuring he just needed glasses. But when he went to the doctor a few weeks later, he was told he had a progressive disease that no surgery or medication could treat. He remembers lying on his bed, crying and praying, finally picking himself up and going for a bike ride to clear his mind.
Doctors told Josh Bangert, 15, of West Chicago that he will lose his vision in a few months, so he's making the most of the eyesight he has left by looking at the country's great sights and playing one last season of basketball. Courtesy of Keith Bangert. When he first noticed a fuzziness in his left eye, in June, high school student Josh Bangert thought he'd simply become dehydrated from playing too hard on the basketball court.
Josh Bangert was playing basketball this summer when he noticed the vision in his left eye was blurry. The year-old shrugged it off, figuring he just needed glasses. But when he went to the doctor a few weeks later, he was told he had a progressive disease that no surgery or medication could treat.
Jump to navigation. In your dose of bizarre news today, a teen from Bristol, England lost his eyesight and his ability to hear because he only ate chips, white bread and processed food from a very young age. According to The Guardian, the year-old boy apparently never liked the texture of fruit and vegetables from a very young age. Because of his diet, which was devoid of any nutrients, he suffered from nutritional optic neuropathy.