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.
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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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