Okay, you press pass people, you have a chance to change the team. During all this eyeball business with McCann, I’ve been wanting to say this, but didn’t want to be one more person with a long distance medical opinion, cuz generally those are dumb.
Mac’s struggling and rubbing his eyes again. He is a candidate for Ocular Rosacea. Can somebody drop the hint when you get close enough? He gets the rosacea redness sometimes, and his last name starts with Mc (that’s no joke, Irish/Scotch heritage brings it a lot). He’s in the years when rosacea’s facial redness isn’t normally as bothersome as it is in the late 30′s & 40′s, but the ocular part which effects vision intermittently often sets in around now (20′s).
Optometrists (sp?) are slow to diagnose it. An eye test isn’t always reliable. It comes and goes, and it’s kind of a film/ inflammation. It’s treated differently than other vision problems. Antibiotics, special drops, and such. I have it, but it’s so mild I just drop in some natural tears when it flares and bear with it. But I’m not trying to look at a 95 MPH fastball. There have been days, though, when I couldn’t hit a 50 MPH beach ball with the vision in my right eye fuzzing over. And it apes regular vision trouble.
One reason it might be an especially slow diagnosis for Mac, if he has it, is that it is generally more associated with acne rosacea than non-acne (facial flushing) rosacea. But you can have ocular rosacea without the acne, as I do. Never had the acne part. Often had the ocular.
So, there it is. Your ameteur medical opinion of the day. Mac may need a dermatologist more than an eye doctor. Spread the word.
Very interesting Dr. B-Oz. Makes sense to me. Is this a fairly common affliction?
I really love KK’s quotes at the end of DOB’s blog…not blaming the lack of run support or his blister but rather his poor pitching for the loss. I think we win tonight. We just can’t keep losing. They can’t ALL hit this bad forever. I hate when we play in Washington cause I’m blacked out…too close.
About 16 million Americans have Rosacea. The mild cases are the most common, and frequently go undiagnosed. (It’s not that destructive to most people – just to be red-faced more often than usual, or have dry eyes, etc.) Up to 60% of rosacea victims are believed to have some ocular symptoms.
Well, I’ll admit he’s a better maager than he is a manager. I once got maag’d in Central Park. I tried to defend myself, but my punch to his face was ineffective. He was so nice, though, he took my money but said as he ran away “You threw a good punch… it just didn’t land… get ‘em tomorrow…”
p.s. I don’t mind losing as much if I can at least enjoy the privelege of being grumpy about it. I think that’s something I always misunderstood about the whiney fans. It’s a legit way to follow a team: griping about it. It’s not always as serious as you think. Sometimes it’s just the funnest shtick available given the team at hand.
Bubdylan, you’re hilarious. I didn’t even notice that. You have a crazy and entertaining brain. Go Braves!!! I feel a win tonight…in my gut. Of course I did eat lunch that was prepared by a bunch of sweet, very old ladies. Have I mentioned how I love the new format?
Well, for the record, I never thought of you as whiney. Sometimes I just crave a glimmer of hope. If this is how the season is going to play out week after week eventually I’ll accept it. I’m just not ready yet even though logic and really smart brainy baseball people tell me too.