Medicinal progress is one of the best things that has happened to us. From the invention of antibiotics to organ transplants, from vaccination to new artificial intelligence techniques changing the ways we spot, examine and cure diseases, it has been making us live longer and healthier.

No wonder medicine has captured our imagination, fueling pop culture with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and making us reevaluate how much we know and don't know about some medical conditions. And Kelvin Fiagbe, a Ghana-based medical student and video creator, has a lot to say about the topic!

Kelvin has been creating educational videos on the most fascinating medical facts and explaining mysterious conditions to his 476K TikTok followers. Recently, he made a whole video series showing how people see with various medical conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

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Jon Steensen
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1 month ago

I don't find it that very desciptive of how it is to experience an aura. I think a more precise description would be to imagine looking at a very colourfull patcwork under stong sunlight for a minute or two. The aura acts like the "after-image" on your retina being superimposed on what you see. It is kind of there and not there at the same time, and not something stationary you can focus on. Another peculiar phenomenom is that your periferal vision just vanishes at the same time. It does not go black, it just does no longer exist. It is like the way you cannot see what is behind your head, but you do not see your head as a black obstacle, that part of the world is just simply not seen.

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Ozacoter
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1 month ago

Me. I have so much myopia that I cant really read without glasses or even recognice nyself in the mirror without them (obviously i know that its me but i cant see it)

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Carmen Sandiego
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1 month ago

I wonder how a dyslexic person would see the second one...

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Bored Panda reached out to Kelvin Fiagbe, the creator of these medical videos that are going viral on TikTok, to find out more about him. Kelvin is a 2nd year physician assistantship student in Ghana.

“I joined TikTok in May 2020. I started with comedy and found out that it wasn't really for me,” he recounted. “So I switched to medical content since I'm already in the medical field. I make medicine-related videos, from rare conditions to how people see, to guessing the name of the medical equipment.”

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Tom Russell
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1 month ago

"Oh, squiggly line in my eye fluid. I see you lurking there on the periphery of my vision. But when I try to look at you, you scurry away. Are you shy, squiggly line? Why only when I ignore you, do you return to the center of my eye? Oh, squiggly line, it's alright, you are forgiven."

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von Funnyname
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1 month ago

as someone that has this one... i'm not sure if the inset is the full color, or the skewed one

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Carmen Sandiego
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1 month ago

I am trying to imagine what nothing looks like.

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Kelvin said he’s been interested in medicine for as long as he remembers. “I used to have a first aid kit at home and usually play with it. But I realized that in medicine, I can actually help so many people and that makes me happy.”

When asked what rare medical condition fascinates him the most, Kelvin said it’s mirror-touch synesthesia. “Imagine feeling what other people feel just by seeing them, but there are many more.” Turns out, he learns these interesting facts from the medical shows that he likes so much as well as studying them in class.

The TikTok creator also said that he’s really glad to be able to “give people value and educate them every day.”

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Chillace
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1 month ago

or when i let my friends try on my glasses. "HoW cAn YoU sEe WiTh ThEse??"

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Kristal
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1 month ago

I have astigmatisms in both my eyes and I don't have the distorted, just blurry. That photo is still not blurry enough for me when I don't have my glasses on lol

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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1 month ago

For all the people saying that this is cute, maybe it adds nice aesthetic to one picture, but would you really want live you life seeing this the entire time??

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According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, more than 4.2 million Americans aged 40 years and older are either legally blind or have low vision. The leading causes of blindness and low vision in the US are primarily age-related eye diseases. These include macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, amblyopia and strabismus.

Refractive errors are the most common vision impairment in the US that makes it hard for a person to see clearly. It’s estimated that there are more than 150 million Americans with the condition. Reflective errors happen when the shape of your eye keeps light from focusing correctly on your retina (a light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye).

Other common eyesight conditions include cataract, which is a clouding of the eye’s lens and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of vision loss in the US. They can occur at any age and in some cases can be present since birth.

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mcborge1
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1 month ago

I have this and it gets worse if i'm tired or have a fibro flare up. Looking at anything with close stripes is a nightmare and really hurts my head and eyes. Sometimes the edges of things look like they have faint motion lines like you would see in a cartoon when something is drawn to look like it's shaking.

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Jamma
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1 month ago

That makes me sad. :/

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Ivo H
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1 month ago

One of my friends has this and that's why he always wear black and white outfits only, otherwise he could look ridiculous to other people.

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR), which you’ve seen in the video, is the condition that results from a common complication of diabetes. It progressively damages the blood vessels of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is necessary for good vision. DR usually affects both eyes.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Sheldon kind of explained it perfectly. The things that bother him sensory wise is like an itchy sweater on your brain that you can't scratch and can't ignore.

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MandaPanda
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1 month ago

I have visual snow (found out after talking to my eye doctor this year and she said it was my brain and not my eyes). Mine doesn't quite look like that, think an out of tune tube TV. Where you can see the show and the color but there is static everywhere. It makes it really hard to see in the dark too. If you're curious about it look it up, it's crazy how uncommon it is.

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Pernille Dyre
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1 month ago

You get so tired in your head.....

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A.J Milne
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1 month ago

I heard that this is not a disease and people with synesthesia are good in certain tests of memory.

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Glaucoma is another common group of diseases characterized by damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, recent findings now show that glaucoma can occur with normal eye pressure. It can lead to severe vision loss and blindness.

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Dynein
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1 month ago

It's not like that though... (don't have it but I know about it). It's just that they don't notice/remember the subtle differences that make a face stand out from others.

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MandaPanda
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1 month ago

I have visual snow, and I guess it's different for everyone because the first two pictures with the ripples I don't see, but the third picture it pretty much what I see.

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Satirical Duchess
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1 month ago

sheesh I didn't realise this was a thing, I thought I was just broken

Soggy Crumpet
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1 month ago

Also known as being far-sighted

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Denny Cwiek
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1 month ago

I thought that was called being far sighted. No?

Alina Rainer
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1 month ago

due to loss of elasticity of the lens, everyone gets hyperopia with the years :)

Kinslee Hager
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1 month ago (edited)

I have the opposite of this the only stuff I can see has to be like 5 inches away and the stuff I cant see is farther than that I might have myopia but im like 89 percwnt sure I dont

Deanna Fruwirth
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1 month ago

Of course you have myopia. You need glasses for distance, but see more clearly up close with no correction

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Deborah B
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1 month ago

aka long-sightedness

Valentin Patterson
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1 month ago

we kind of all have that to an extent

KDS
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1 month ago (edited)

I am near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other I have to wear glasses with different lens.

xXCloudy_PuffXx
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1 month ago

I have this but to a bit of a lesser level than in the photo. Like the desk and stuff would still be blurry but not this impossible to distinguish. Also for me personally the buildings would also probably be a tiny bit blurry as well

Iggy
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1 month ago

Cat people!

Deanna Fruwirth
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1 month ago

Wrong. Hyperopia or farsightedness is not being able to see clearly at distance, but things up close are clear.

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Suzanne Haigh
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1 month ago

Easy to remove these days

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Gemmila Cadd
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1 month ago

Not saying that it would be cool to always see like this, but the first picture actually looks nice.

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Dre Mosley
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1 month ago

More like Glaucoma that wasn't controlled and killed that person's peripheral vision. I was diagnosed with it over 20 years ago and other than being nearsighted, I see fine.

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