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    Squint

    When the eyes are misaligned and do not look in the same direction, causing one eye to turn inwards, outwards or sometimes upwards, while the other eye looks forward. Read more →

    Hi Suffering for a yr now . Not much help from the nhs. I have poor vision and my balance is very off when walking . Some times it happened when moving my eyes or head , but is mainly when I'm walking I look like I'm walking on a boat . Can't concentrate or remember things and feel very disoriented





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    Have being taking medication so I wonder if this is not helping im very unsteady and have to watch the way I walk

    has anyone had any luck with tranexamic acid? i got given it and im really worried about the possibility of changes in vision - im an artist so i kind of *need* my vision. anyone?





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    i there, i have been given tranexamic acid as i suffer from endometriosis and it is a dream ! vision is fine no problems ! its helps with pain and it controls my bleeding and often stops it ! your vision will be fine

    amazing - thank you! i have endometriosis too, i tend to work myself up into a state reading all the possible side effects of things. thank you so much for reassuring me.

    I'm 17 and i have had a lazy eye/squint for some time now. It was too late to give me an eye patch due to my age. However i was given glasses from an opticians. About a year ago they told me that glasses would not correct my lazy eye only make the vision in one eye better. I don't wear my glasses because i can see perfect without them (Only when my left eye is open as well, When i close my left eye my vision is blurred) So i was wondering, is there any operations. Lazer treatment that would improve my vision at all? And is it worth my money. Will the treatment make my lazy eye (right eye) as good as the left one? Thanks, James





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    am 4rm nigerian with lazy eyes effect.i am preparing 4a sugery 4d correction of the exotropia bt i asked the surgeon wether there is any possible complication,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,bt am kept under suspence

    i am 54 woman and i have loos skin on the upper eyes lid and thay hurt a lot

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    I'm 42 yrs old & since i was 17 I've suffered periodically from psychosis and have been prescribed chlorpromazine, olanzapine, quetiapine, and am currently taking risperidone. my symptoms are hallucinations in my peripheral vision, paranoia, audio hallucinations, constant anxiety, fear & suspiscion. my moods are erratic and extreme. And at times I'm so manic that I'm climbing the walls & too hectic for people to deal with. my problem is i can't seem to find the right anti psychotic meds that work without causing Parkinsonism, muscle/joint stiffness & pain and my limb coordination is getting pretty poor now. i can be completely sober and will stagger like I'm drunk. I've spoken to gp's & psychiatric doctors & get nowhere. it feels like I'm being fobbed off, ignored & made to feel that my side effects are just imaginary. please can there be any alternative treatments that work without making me feel worse. thank you all. peace...





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    HI , ive had a similar problem with the same diagnosis , medication after medication appointment after appointment and all dead ends. no difference in my mental health and no explanation from any health professional , scary to think gp's and doctors don't have the slightest concern , any advice would be really great.

    I had a toxin injection for a squint two weeks ago. I was warned that I might have a slightly drooping eyelid for 3 - 5 days and some slight over-correction for a few days. I subsequently suffered a massive haemorrhage and confusions around my entire eye socket extending down my cheek. My eye swill barely open and what vision I have is severely affected with double vision, due not to over-correction, but exaggeration of the original direction and downward movement of the eye. I have been told that this normal but I was not warned that I could have a haemorrhage or contusions and suffered no such effects with a previous injection. This has affected all aspects of my life and I have no coordination, and feel sick and dizzy. Has anyone had any similar effects?





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    i am 42 suddenly vision of my left eye is gone blurry,





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    I do not know what has happened to you, but I can describe my own experience. But first of all, you should be clear that with any sudden eye problem, you MUST GO TO HOSPITAL accident & emergency, or specialist eye casualty department as soon as possible, i.e. TODAY. This is because some eye problems can get very serious extremely quickly & they need to rule such urgent problems out or treat them urgently. I will describe my experience, but please remember, it may not be the same problem you have, and you must see an eye specialist. Don’t be afraid. It might not be something bad, but you must check. I had Optic Neuritis (inflammation of the Optic nerve). Because the myelin sheath which protects the nerve is damaged, the messages can't get through properly, hence vision is impaired. Visual acuity (sharpness/ clarity of vision), colour saturation (how strong/ deep colours appear) and visual field may be affected. This is temporary. Most people recover well. I feel I regained my vision each time, but not fully. What you describe has happened to me 4 times, always in only one eye (mine have been affected alternately), coming on over a period of hours or 2 days and then recovering by itself over a period of 2 weeks to 4 months. For me, it is accompanied by impairment of colour vision. Colours appear bleached out. e.g. bright red looks like baby pink. Sometimes the colour saturation is severely affected, sometimes very slightly. 90% of people with optic neuritis feel pain, but not everybody & not always. Pain can be in the eye at the back, or a feel bit deeper behind the eyeball. It can be pain on moving the eyes. You may find that your vision gets worse if you get warm (e.g. through exercise or a warm bath or hot sauna). The first time, I had no pain. Other times I have had pain in the head for up to 25 days. I experienced it as being more myopic (short sighted) than I normally am. This can not be corrected by wearing glasses / contact lenses, nor by increasing the strength of your prescription. It does not work that way. You wear your spectacles if that is what you normally do, but you will not be able to see so well. Optic neuritis makes me feel unsettled, disoriented, annoyed, less confident, less capable, angry even. Basically, you just have to put up with it. There is nothing the doctors nor you can do. Sorry. IF it is optic neuritis, you have not caused it yourself through unhealthy living. It happens by itself & doctors are not clear why. It is not preventable. I was offered steroids. These do not cure the problem, but merely speed up the recovery slightly. (I declined these strong drugs, due to the nasty side effects weighed up against the minimal benefits. Eye specialist agreed with my judgement, and a second one said she wouldn’t eat them either!). Optic neuritis is often but not always linked to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Most people get diagnosed with this younger than you, so that is potentially a good sign for you, especially if you have not experienced any other problems of the nervous system. To be diagnosed with MS, one has to have had at least 2 attacks, which could be the nerves anywhere in the body (not just eyes). A diagnosis is then confirmed by an MRI scan of the brain. This is not painful at all. You just lie down & go into the scanner. Not scary. A neurologist (nerve doctor) interprets the scan. This could be many months later, as the eye consultant would have identified on first meeting with you that it is not urgent. “Not urgent” in this case means “not a hurry” and “because there is nothing the eye consultant can do to help in any case” and “the neurologist will probably not be giving you any treatment, or at least not unless/ until you experience more problems”. Multiple Sclerosis varies considerably in severity, so don’t be afraid. It can be mild. Like many people with MS, optic neuritis was the first sign for me. Having a brain scan can have negative implications for life insurance / travel insurance e.t.c. Good luck! Remember, you may have something entirely different to me. You must go to Casualty to find out. Go to the separate Eye Casualty department if your hospital has one. You do not need an appointment. They may not be open on a Sunday, but at least the normal A&E department may be able to rule out any urgent problems which may need to be dealt with immediately. Optic neuritis does not have this acute time pressure, but you do not know what is wrong with you yet. Best wishes. I will pray for you.

    Hi, im really worried about my dads eye he was told he has herpes in the eye.But it does not seem to be getting better after nearly 2month he has been put on steroids and the eye is a little red and my dad is really down about this.Is there anything else he can do? Or is there anything that can help his vision from being blurred





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    i am have squintness in left eye it was due to fever i had when i was 3 year old. now i am 20 years old.is treatment is possible now? i do nat have any vision problem





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    i had a blood clot in my eye a few weeks ago it has cleared up now but i have started getting blurred vision in that eye and a really bad migrane what could it be and what should i do ?





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    My 13 year old daughter has really strong smelling urine & she has has poor control over her bladder resulting in her underwear being stained a browny red colour, she doesn't drink enough though & I am constantly telling her to drink more. I have taken her to gp who advised her to stop drinking coke & squash only to drink water, I explained she doesn't actually drink that much but gp didn't listen to me, told us to come back in few weeks if not cleared by cutting out coke & squash. I am worried though due to poor control & smell/stains.





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    There is only one thing she should be drinking, thats plenty of natural mineral water, from a spring or bottled..sparkilng works ok too...other stuff like coke wont hydrate her.! AND its full of Aspartame ( google that) Try also coconut water..the good stuff from supermarkets...the 100% coconut water..not concentrate. The poor control can be remedied too, maybe even by just that, but look at cats claw and some alternative remedies similar to that.

    For sure cut out the coke and squash, the coke is really bad for her for sure and the squash is just concentrated sugar, as is the coke plus a whole load of other chemicals you dont want to know about. Water, Water, Water

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    i have had a lazy eye since i was 5 years old i never was given the chance for correction i am now 37 and my left eye has very poor vision,my right eye is fine with no problems,is it to late for me or can botox injections into the eye help with some vision back could you please help thank you





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    Hello Mart,The main problem with a drifting eye is the cause.Because most people with a squint do not have "binocular vision"that is to say that the brain does not lock both eyes in the same direction due to the squint. so there will always be a slight difference between the two(especially when the muscles are tired),in fact an operation on a squint from childhood is only mainly for "cosmetic reasons"as true binocular vision is developed in childhood.a squint developed in adulthood is more likely to have a favorable outcome due to "binocular vision"having been already developed.





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    Hi , i am 22 year old male engineering student placed in an IT MNC . I've had wide squint since i was 4 or 5 yrs of age. Now , i am speculating of having a correctional surgery . I need 2 get the surgery done as squint is not socially acceptable and my first impression is always poor infront of anyone . Doctors have told me that i can have the surgery but the binocular vision in my eyes will not be restored . i am in a terrible fix as to whetehr i should go ahead with the operation or not.Please can anyone who has had a surgery help me





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    my son is five years old and had a squint that caused 'fuzzy' and double vision. in his right eye. he was sent for botox injections and within two days his eye turned to the correct position and his eyesight was near to normal again. his botox lasted 6 months and he has just been in to have it done again. i would definately recommend it, my son was so happy to have his vision back again.

    I am 59 but my eyes feel about 90! They have been getting progressively more watery for about the last 4 years. They now water constantly, affecting my vision and making it necessary to have a tissue in my hand ALL the time to mop the tears. It's so embarrassing and has affected my confidence at work and socially. I work with children and they think I'm upset all the time as my eyes are always swimming with tears. I actually do always look as if I have been crying, even during the occasional short spell during the day when the watering subsides a bit. My vision is severely affected by blurring - it's like looking at the world through rainy windows. It has also made the skin under my eyes sore and dry - I look like I've aged 10 years in the last 4. I have had mutiple 'sac washes'and stretching of the punctum (tear duct) and have twice had surgery to enlarge the opening of the punctum. All to no avail. Different specialists that I have seen in my opthalmic clinic all seem to regard my problem as minor and have given me so many different diagnoses. I have been told variously that I have: Excessive tears poor quality tears blocked ducts narrow ducts dry eyes sensitive eyes blepharitis I think I might be forgiven for thinking that they don't actually know! Is there any help out there?





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    I have the same problem. I am slos 59 and have had surgery twice to lift my eyelid and widen my tear duct. My last surgery was on 17 March and my eyes are now even worse! I have just returned home after a short visit to to shops and my eyes have poured water continually. I am getting very distressed as nothing appears to improve my condition. My work involves using a computer and this condition is causing problems with my vision. I too would welcome a solution to this very upsetting and annoying problem.

    SOLLUTION!!! Im 28 and I have had Blepharitis for about 18 years. Since i first went to the doctors i have tried pill, ointments and everything they have to offer. Im sick to death of prople pointing out my red, flaky and runny eyes and just want rid of this horrible condition. About 6 months ago i went to an optitions as i had some strange headaches and they pointed out my condition to me and suggested that i try a liquid called Blephasol. well, compared to everything that i have tried before, this seemed to do the trick, the redness, flakes and itching subsided almost instantly! the only side effect that i would point out was that my vision was a little blurry the next day for a short time and my eyes were a little watery. People give it a go and leave your comments. oh, one last thing, its a little pricy £10 for only 50ml. i would also suggest getting the bottled liquid and not the pre-wet wipes

    I can't find a topic that covers what I am suffering with.I am 19 years old. For the past 3 or 4 years for no apparent reason I will lose my vision it usually lasts for about an hour and has lately got worse it used to partially go but no my vision completely goes. My Gp Said it's just migraine and to take paracetemol if I get a headache. But it's really getting me down now to the point of even leaving the house incase it happens. Do you know what it is and If there is anything I can do to help them?.





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    I have been suffering from severe nerve pain , muscle pain ,blurred vision, for a long time , and things seem to be getting worse , the blurred vision is recent , I have had itchy ,sore ears that have a white substance in them ,and can be very painful , and this horrible swishing noise for 2 years , and have itching of the vulva area, I have had sinus problems for a long time and have now got thinning of the hair , scabs on scalp , and poor bladder control , I had undiagnosed h pylori , from the age of 13 till I was in my thirties ,and was then diagnosed with 3 stomach ulcers ,I was prescribed triple therapy , and when that didn't work I was given quadruple therapy , I have never felt right although I didn't have any stomach ulcer pain , I still feel sick mostly every night ,and usually have to get up .I also have a lot of indigestion which I never suffered with , I did get the courage up to go to my gp, at the beginning of the year , she diagnosed dermatitis and gave me drops for the one ear but it never worked , I am also suffering from severe tiredness, I can't build up the courage to go to my gp, with a long list of issues, I am looking for some self help ,thanks





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    I have suffered with noise in my left ear for some time, different ringing tones and the sound of my heart beating more so when I exert myself. I do however find that it affects my vision which it getting more frustrating. If I put my finger in my ear and move it around it makes my eyesight go distorted like your really drunk. It has got to the point where if I yawn and my ears pop it causes the same thing and I get dizzy. The problem is affecting my vision more and more.





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    i have been suffering for 7 years with problems in my eyes..a white string thats constantly in my eyes morning till night..which flare up badly often with which my lining of my eye comes away,blurred vision,soreness..its been awful an lately total blurry vision..thanks to this episode hopefully maybe now i can get to the bottom of whats wrong with my eyes and can get it treated..





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    In response to the previous comments re watery/streaming eyes, I have blepharitus and the associated dry eye. I was becoming accustomed to a streaming eye, in my case my right eye, and like some of you, it was intolerable. The GP merely prescribed a gel eye drop. Made no difference. I have tried umpteen different drops, cheap to expensive. Associated with my symptoms was blurry vision, worse at night. Eventually I tried Clinitas Ultra 3 eye drops, coupled with thera tears gel capsules. I have to say that I was immediately impressed. Certainly to this day (been about three months now) and my eye(s) are no longer streaming. Initially, for a few weeks anyway, my vision was what I would describe as near perfect! However I'm afraid to say that the blurry vision eventually kicked in again. I am at a loss as to why, but for me, the Clinitas Ultra 3 drops are certainly working wonders on cancelling out the streaming eyes!





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    I am a fellow bechets sufferer and have to say after many years of been told I was mad by Irish Specialists was diagnosed by Dr Kidd in London in 20Mins. My symptoms were muscle twitches all over, weakness, tremor,poor memory, ulcers in mouth and privates,eye problems, wavy vision, itch hands with no visual reason, different sized pupils in dim light, and many more. One would say I entered this illness as a boy and came out a man, as the only person in the world that believed what i was going through was my wonderful wife. So please anyone especially from Ireland where we simple don;t have the micro-specialists for these sorts of conditions need to go to the UK and get Sorted I am on 3 tables a day and they have changed my life.

    This is my second week after my squint operation and it is fantastic - I wish I'd had it done years ago (I'm 37). I thought that it would just be a cosmetic improvement but I didn't realise how much effort I was having to put into just walking along the road! I have got a little bit of double vision but this is improving each day and is the result of my eyes trying to get their 3D vision back - a fantastic result which may mean that I will eventually feel confident enough to drive (I couldn't just distances well enough before). If you are thinking about having the operation I would definately ask to be referred.





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    hi i suffer to from anxiety and panic attacks also agraphobia im 30 years old and have to children 8 and 2yrs 7 months i cant go out on my own i cant go shopping unless its really eary i dont like to go to partys or holidays i make sure i get out of it i am scared of everybody and what they think of me what i where where i go my vision goes blury i cant see i shake i go weak my pulse starts racing and now i find it hard to eat dinnerwith my family as i feel im going to swallow my tongue im trying to get help but just dont no where to go or what to do i get so depressed my poor children dont go anywhere all because of me i cant take them i do have a partner hes great but he dont understand why im like this i dont even noo myself all i no is i need HELP PLEASE SOMEONE LET ME NO WHAT I CAN DO TO LEAD A NORMAL HAPPY LIFE AGAIN . i would come on the show but i would be to scared people i no would see and no what im like . thanks





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    "I'm 14 I've had this ringing noise ever since i can remember, but considered it normal until I saw this video. It gets louder sometimes, but its always there. Is it tinnitus? I also have a problem with dizzyness when i stand up, every time without fail, and sometimes i lose my vision and hearing. Is this all connected?" ^^ Omg i have the same thing at night when its all quiet i can hear it constantly,i thought it was normal too till i saw this video. I have problems with dizzyness, when i stand up from laying down or sitting, i loose myh vision like a its blurry and my noise in my ear really goes loud





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    3 years?! You poor, poor person, I have had them for about a year and am following a strict hygiene regime with medication and they will not shift for me either. What sort of treatments or hygiene measures have you tried?

    I'm female and 30 and since having my first child 10 years ago I've struggled with my eating and been conscious of my weight. I admit Ive always been slim but I hate been over a certain weight. I've been to my doctor and explained my eating habits and that i take laxatives and slimming tablets and appetite suppressants but they don't seem to be bothered, I'm worried about what damage I've done to myself and as much as I struggle with my weight and go for days with no food, I don't want to be like this for the sake of my kids. I've recently started getting double vision too that I've been to the hospital about and the consultant called it a vertical squint that produces symptomatic double vision. I am about 5"5 and 7stone





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    Hello ... I would suggest speaking to your GP and asking to be referred to a psychologist and dietitian. As it may be that u could have an eating disorder. I don't mean to be rude but I know from experience about anorexia and I do think u could have anorexia. I would get a second opinion from another gp if they don't help. You will have to try and be strong and explain your difficulty with food. Anorexia is not just a phase or teenage disease its a serious condition but nothing to be ashamed off. There are many causes and its not all about vanity as some say it is. Anorexia laxative abuse can cause damage to your bowel and kidneys. U think it won't happen to you only to others but I'm afraid It does. I'm 28 and my bowels don't work right now and now rely on enemas and have pain and incontinence due to laxative abuse. I do hope u will take the first steps to move forward to find the right help. Keep talking to the docs to someone listens. Take care

    I'm almost 16,it's normally at night time when I notice this ringing the most. It's really quite annoying when your trying to sleep and it just won't go.I have had it for as long as i can remember and can remember getting particulaly frustrated at night when I was trying to sleep and all I could hear was this ringing, being a young child I wouldn't have known what to do about it. I have always wondered if it was connected with the fact that when I wake up in the morning and go to get up out of bed I always feel really dizzy and my vision goes completly for about 10 seconds, once again this ringing comes back whilst i have no vision. I do suffer from chronic earwax problems aswell. Does anybody know if all these things could be connected?





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    Sounds like you have poor circualtion. How are your veins? Have you had a Doppler test? If not ask for one as it will see how your circulation is.( would be arterial leg ulcer) It sounds like by the description of where abouts on your leg you have poor veins. Could also be you have poor veins- another type of ulcer called venous leg ulcer. can occur from ankle to mid calf. I suggest you go to a university library - if you can or even google venous/ arterial leg ulcers. Are you diabetic- as this has major impacts on your healing processes? Leg ulcers can start as blisters too. It does not like you self harm. Maybe go to a different hospital?

    Kim, or anyone else who may have a helpful response based on their experiences. We’ve been waiting for blood test results for two weeks and my daughter, Sam’s endocrinologist is saying the results aren’t back from the lab yet. Is this normal? From some of the posts I've read here, I think we may be waiting longer. Here’s a brief recap - My Daughter, Samantha, is 19 and has symptoms that all seem to add up to her having some type of pituitary tumor. She went to the ER two weeks ago with vision problems including significantly reduced peripheral vision as well as blurred vision. She was in the ER all night. I believe they did a CT scan which showed her pituitary was enlarged. They told her mom she needed to see 4 doctors – an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, optic nerve specialist, and the neurosurgeon. After the ER, Sam went to see the endocrinologist who did blood work (now 13 days ago) and a 24-hour urine test which was returned to the lab 9 days ago. The endo also set up the MRI which she had now 8 days ago. The day after the MRI, we (Sam, mom and dad) all met with the neurosurgeon. He showed us a shot from the MRI which confirmed her pituitary is about 2 to 3 times the normal size. So, the pressure from the oversized gland on her optic nerve caused the vision problems. They had her on steroids for a week and at least the peripheral vision problems went away, for now. She has had a few heath issues over the past few years that were all hormone related and, now it appears, probably were caused by her pituitary tumor. I understand from the meeting with the neuro she had normal periods until she was 17 at which time they stopped. Because Sam’s mom and I are, of course, stressing during the long wait (she probably is too, but doesn't act like she is), did everyone have to wait a number of weeks for similar blood test results? I don’t know exactly which blood tests they are doing, but, I’m sure hormone levels and others that are likely similar to the blood work most others had at this stage in their diagnosis. Thanks for sharing your experiences on this!

    One huge request to the Doctors on the show. I've noticed this serveral times, especially when watching cases of H.S.of which I am a sufferer. If a patient has "Lumps, bumps, spots & aliens" below the belt area - or under the armpits - Why when we only need to see the infected area - say on the upper thigh - do you get the poor embarrassed sufferers to strip naked & have their bit's and pieces on show for the world & his wife to gawp at? To me this is unnecessary to embarrass a patient further. Surely, a discrete towel covering the poor sufferers private parts is not too much to ask? Why, knowing how these poor people suffer - do you put them through further degredation by showing their genitals or breasts. To me that is just gratuituos titilation. Why put these poor embarrassed people through even more humiliation. No wonder - even under normal appointments - youngsters with this condition fight shy, even taking the first step of seeing their doctors. How would your 3 doctors like their "wedding tackle" hung out to dry for all and sundry to gawp at? Have some compassion Doc's - if it 'aint necessary don't show it!Let alone film it.





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