I’ll be damned. All those stories you heard as a kid might be right- you could go blind:
Federal health officials are examining rare reports of blindness among some men using the impotence drug Viagra.
The Food and Drug Administration still is investigating, but has no evidence yet that the drug is to blame, said spokeswoman Susan Cruzan.
This type of blindness is called NAION, or non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. It can occur in men who are diabetic or have heart disease, the same conditions that can cause impotence and thus lead to Viagra use.
The FDA has 50 reports of the blindness. Viagra has been taken by more than 23 million men worldwide.
“We take this seriously,” said FDA’s Cruzan.
“We take this seriously.” So does Bob Dole.
I wonder how many men who used Viagra and lost their vision were diabetic? And is there a causal medical link between the blindness and Viagra?
The FDA under this administration doesn’t have the best track record with drug safety and with the moral posturing by people in the administration my only question is…is someone at FDA jumping the shark here?
Libertine is right.
Plus, is 50 out of 23million really enough to warrant concern?
I’m sure if you took 23million non-Viagra taking men, 50 of them have gone blind too.
(not that all this worries me or anything)
I don’t get it. “You could go blonde?” What does that have to do with Vigoro?
I must need new glasses …….
Lenny Bruce: (paraphrased)
My mother said if I didn’t stop masturbating that I’d go blind.
I told her I’d quit when I needed glasses.