Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sight Savers: New Weapons Trained On Blindness
From New Scientist:
It starts with a barely perceptible blurring of vision from time to time - the sort of thing you might chalk up to getting older. But when you get it checked out, there is disturbing news: you have a disease called age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.
It can progress slowly or quickly, but there is no cure. Your hopes for an idyllic retirement - reading all those books, driving to new places, or just enjoying a carefree independence - are now clouded by uncertainty.
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