A Student Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

  • Published: 09 September 2019
  • This case is based on publication in literature by Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. Link below. Non-clinical elements (e.g. initials, story details, etc) are adapted. Peer Review: Dr. Nikhil Parelkar.

    I originally had another case for video of a vitamin b12 deficiency I saw as a student about a girl on an overly strict diet. I didn't release it because the details were more difficult than I would like for a video. The clinical principles and science of that case and this one are the same.

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    These cases are patients who I, or my colleagues have seen. They are de-identified and many instances have been presented in more depth in an academic setting. These videos are not individual medical advice and are for general educational purposes only. I do not give medical advice over the internet, see your own physician in person for that.


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    [0] Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31476767

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    [3] Scherer K. Neurologic Manifestation of Vitamin B12 Deficiency. N Engl J Med 2003; 348:2208.

    [4] Ashkenazi, S. et. al Vitamin B12 deficiency due to a strictly vegetarian diet in adolescence.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1987 Dec;26(12):662-3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3677536

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Comments • 9 377

  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   5 months back


  • Ozzah
    Ozzah  8 hours back

    14 year old eats nothing but fries and goes legally blind. Parents should be sent to jail. WTF.

    • Timileyin Destinee
      Timileyin Destinee  2 days back

      CPS where are you!!!!!!!

      Why aren't his parents doing anything to help?

      • Doc Emit Brown
        Doc Emit Brown  2 days back

        A man was eating a balanced diet his whole life this is how he got cancer apparently

        • Doc Emit Brown
          Doc Emit Brown  2 days back

          A pair of eyeballs ate only chips and French fries for 10 students. This is what happened to his years

          • Sherilyn Chung
            Sherilyn Chung  3 days back

            Is that...TUBER SIMULATOR????

            • Kylar Lee
              Kylar Lee  3 days back

              You lost me at enzyme.

              • Robert Riquelme
                Robert Riquelme  3 days back

                Your the man bro so informative

                • Raj Md. Ashraful Huq Baramdei

                  And when this type of channels are not included in the rewind, the dislike bar rises.

                  • Campbell Rowland
                    Campbell Rowland  3 days back

                    So we're just not gonna talk about the heme review caption when he was talking about blood

                    • Gafined FD
                      Gafined FD  4 days back

                      I bet chubbyemu's last words will be emia... meaning presence in blood

                      • Anu G
                        Anu G  4 days back

                        Lack of vitamin B-12
                        Me: Starts putting Marmite onto toast

                        • UniversePaw
                          UniversePaw  4 days back

                          Ok im gonna eat chips till im 19 not 20 i dont want my eyes to die

                          • Sunita Chauhan
                            Sunita Chauhan  4 days back

                            0:33 *unrelated pickle rick footage*

                            • Green Bot
                              Green Bot  5 days back

                              Lesson: eat healthy

                              • Saito Hiraga
                                Saito Hiraga  5 days back

                                college life much?

                                • Ticci Mask
                                  Ticci Mask  5 days back

                                  Oop my dad told me I lacked iron so I took stuff to help me so I still kinda lack iron =p

                                  • Track 44
                                    Track 44  6 days back

                                    Machina 2:15

                                    • Stp666
                                      Stp666  6 days back

                                      And so it will happen to vegans...

                                      • Prashant Kumar
                                        Prashant Kumar  6 days back

                                        Don't worry, you need to have only two lettered name to get horrible diseases.

                                        • kanishk sharma
                                          kanishk sharma  6 days back

                                          12:38 that sudden painting switch created great effect.

                                          • JayJay Golden
                                            JayJay Golden  1 weeks back

                                            20/20 means objevts within 20 meters are visible but 20/200 means you need to be in 20 meters of it to see it??? That sounds the same. Im confused

                                            • Ender
                                              Ender  1 weeks back

                                              Who would downvote this?

                                              • Conspire The Storyteller

                                                0:32 average teenager: shows pickle rick

                                                • St. Duncan the Blessed
                                                  St. Duncan the Blessed  1 weeks back

                                                  5:03 He got me good there

                                                  • Aaron
                                                    Aaron  1 weeks back

                                                    Why are all these people doing such dumb shit?

                                                    • Mikkel Hansen
                                                      Mikkel Hansen  1 weeks back

                                                      A woman ate a boiled egg for a week. This is how her penis grew

                                                      • Sergio Martinez
                                                        Sergio Martinez  1 weeks back

                                                        So where are this kid's parents?

                                                        • Joe Gillian
                                                          Joe Gillian  1 weeks back

                                                          It was definitely the PewDiePie videos and game app(s) that caused the damage (lol).

                                                          A lot of people are commenting that extremely picky eaters, or rather that the behavior of these individuals, with regard to their diet and eating habits, is often a sign of autism or some behavioral/psychiatric disorder. Will just overlook the fact that this particular case (in the video) is fictitious, because it doesn't matter to my point, which is to say that it's definitely not true that all or even most "picky eaters" have some kind of disorder. Also, there are picky eaters who are not so extreme in their diet but still restrictive enough that it may cause issues for their self and/or others, even if nothing more severe than a bit of social friction.

                                                          • Chris Chiampo
                                                            Chris Chiampo  1 weeks back

                                                            Your Like a Young House MD 👌🏼😀😀👍🏼

                                                            • just another person
                                                              just another person  1 weeks back

                                                              Shit i need to eat better

                                                              • Ham and Burr
                                                                Ham and Burr  1 weeks back

                                                                I've heard about this case elsewhere. The patient's mother sued the NHS because she said they didn't warn her that eating only chips, fries, and bread alone aren't enough. Um, hello? Common sense?

                                                                • preClassic
                                                                  preClassic  1 weeks back

                                                                  My pancreas is a carrot !

                                                                  • Wilson Scraddock
                                                                    Wilson Scraddock  1 weeks back

                                                                    My uncle ate nothing but fries and white toast for 32 years once and he was fine afterwards.

                                                                    • Misek Limbu
                                                                      Misek Limbu  1 weeks back

                                                                      Why you hating on PewDiePie? Why?

                                                                      • Andrew McGee
                                                                        Andrew McGee  1 weeks back

                                                                        I wish when I was in high school I could watch a video like this. It would of been a lot more effective in a health class unlike the boring videos they show.

                                                                        • AR lifts and more
                                                                          AR lifts and more  1 weeks back

                                                                          HG is a 15 year old boy presenting to the emergency room dead on arrival

                                                                          • Cagayana LP
                                                                            Cagayana LP  1 weeks back

                                                                            8:35 "But this isn't the end of DA's problems"

                                                                            Dear Lord what's next🤦‍♀️

                                                                            • JOHN FREEMAN
                                                                              JOHN FREEMAN  1 weeks back


                                                                              • P1geonboi
                                                                                P1geonboi  1 weeks back

                                                                                Adolf killed hitler. This is what happened to world war 2.

                                                                                • Susie Thomas
                                                                                  Susie Thomas  2 weeks back

                                                                                  4:32 What is up with that nasty looking exam table? No way I'd sit on that thing! 😱😖

                                                                                  • This is Magical
                                                                                    This is Magical  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Man ate a gas station hot dog, here’s what happend to the sand at the Jackson hole, Wyoming

                                                                                    • This is Magical
                                                                                      This is Magical  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Parents-left the chat

                                                                                      • This is Magical
                                                                                        This is Magical  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Why is all of their names two letters or initials

                                                                                        • Jatari x
                                                                                          Jatari x  2 weeks back

                                                                                          It’s crazy how when I was younger I used to drink only soda and ate tons of honey buns, cakes etc. Please real food of course but I’m surprised I didn’t get ill. Then at 21 I started drinking only water maybe have juice once every two months and ate right hmmm interesting

                                                                                          • Alisia Bogdan
                                                                                            Alisia Bogdan  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Why does everyone have two letter in their name like literally everyone "this woman Kc" "This boy Mk" '-'

                                                                                            • Alisia Bogdan
                                                                                              Alisia Bogdan  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Ohhh ok 😂😂

                                                                                            • Jonathan Simantov
                                                                                              Jonathan Simantov  1 weeks back

                                                                                              arisa marie not quite. It’s the initials of the actors who play the victims

                                                                                            • arisa marie
                                                                                              arisa marie  1 weeks back

                                                                                              It's probably their initials. If I'd be featured there, i'd be called AI. And if you were to be featured there, you'd be called AB.

                                                                                          • Sylveon Ribbon Uwu
                                                                                            Sylveon Ribbon Uwu  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I’m more worried about his stomach

                                                                                            • still sick
                                                                                              still sick  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I fing gate his narrating