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Guide to help coping with loss of sight.


THE number of people affected by sight loss here will soar to 275,000 by 2020, it was warned yesterday.

The statistic was released as Fighting Blindness published a patient support guide for those with the devastating condition.

A Guide To Conditions Of The Retina is an easy-toread tool for understanding our eye health and the role medics play in keeping them in good shape.

TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor, who launched it, said: "Access to reliable and understandable information is empowering at a confusing and overwhelming time."

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon David Keegan said of sight loss: "Not only does it affect the individual concerned, but it can have a huge ripple effect.

"These challenges are also psychological."


TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2014
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