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Guide to help coping with loss of sight.

Byline: KATHY ARMSTRONG

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."

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