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Sight-saving pioneer; 08 Days A Week.

Byline: MICHELLE FIDDLER

A TRAILBLAZING doctor was today praised after health officials opted to fund a drug which prevents blindness.

Patients in Wirral have been receiving the Lucentis medication for more than a year thanks to Arrowe Park surgeon Som Prasad.

He successfully urged Wirral primary care trust to allow him to prescribe the pounds 2,700 treatment, arguing people were going blind while the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) made its decision.

The drug fights wet age related macular degeneration.

Joan Davies, chairman of Wirral Macular Disease Society said:

"Mr Prasad knew delays were costing people their sight, so he pushed for it and Wirral has been at the forefront."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 28, 2008
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