So, the question of the evening is, does the UC Davis registrar know this?
This is a completely automated process. If you do this during the daytime, it just goes ahead and populates a table in whatever chthonic legacy database system that is swaddled in this blob of early 1990's vintage web programming. It's not like having the office open at the time actually helps.
Attention Amazon.com shoppers! It's 4:45 Central Time, and Amazon.com will be closing for the day in 15 minutes! Please complete your order before the site is disconnected for the evening. We will open again tomorrow at 8:30 A.M. Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com!
On the upside, at least it doesn't complain that my browser isn't supported. Yay.
That volcano-shaped thing is supposed to be a little pit (that's what "fovea" means).
I'm a bit pissed off that the Zeiss optical coherence tomography machine that the doctor used to take this image evidently keeps the data locked up in a proprietary format, and can only exchange data with other Zeiss products. The doctor says he can't even save a screenshot. The only way I could get this picture was by snapping a photo of the display with my phone.
I'm impressed with the technology, and I'm happy to pay for it. It's much better than the machine used to take the image in my first post about this, and allowed for a quick and unambiguous diagnosis. I just don't want to pay more for it than it actually costs. Ziess is taking a page out of Microsoft's playbook here by leveraging proprietary data formats and locked-down data sharing to coerce doctors into buying their equipment instead of someone else's. Except, the stakes are higher for medical products.
Update -- On February 9, 2011, I had Photodynamic therapy at the UC Davis Medical Center, under the care of Professor Susanna Park and her clinical staff. The surgery itself seems to have been completely successful -- the "bubble" is gone. However, because I had it for so long (more than a year), there was some damage to the retina, probably due to oxygen deprivation. This is taking longer to heal.
The result is that he distortion, blurriness and discoloration are gone, but dimness is taking much longer to go away.
I'm not a medical doctor, of course, but I suspect that waiting makes the recovery take longer. My hypothesis is that the longer the retina is under pressure and loosing part of its blood supply to leakage, the longer it will take to recover.
Usually, CSR will go away by itself, but if it doesn't, don't be complacent about it. Listen to your doctor about how long to wait, and then stop waiting.
Well, they are pretty tasty. Oh, and those very mediocre pictures? I took those myself, and then consumed the contents of the pouch. Also, my friend Srijak says there is no such thing as "Bombay Potatoes," but he eats them too.
In the lecture, he suggests that fruit isn't necessarily bad, because fruit tends to come along with fiber, and fiber slows down the rate at which the sugar hits your blood. This gives your gut microflora a chance to get at it and metabolize it into less harmful compounds (though with the unfortunate but health-neutral side effect of flatulence).
Anyway, this got me wondering. Which sugars are in which fruit? Not all sugars, or fruits, are equal. So, here's a nice chart I made from some data I found somewhere on the internet.
It makes me a little sad to see apples, pears and mangos down there at the bottom, though I'm delighted to see avocados at the top. Also, I would like to remind you that not everything that is quantitative is scientific, and making a nice chart of some data you find on a random web page is certainly not scientific.