Seeking info on Macular Degeneration !!!

KarenKW karenkw at
Sat Jun 24 15:42:31 EST 1995

My 82 year old father is in the same situation as your friend. 
Unfortunately laser surgery did not help (it may even have worsened the
condition).  He  is having a very difficult time adjusting to this loss
and has some limited help from a low vision specialist who has provided
him with special lenses that enable him to see a little, although he can
only use them for distance and only for a short time.  Your friend's
ophthalmologist should refer him to such a specialist and also make a
referral to social services to see what support they can provide. 
Unfortunately I know of nothing to restore his vision.  I wish him the
best of luck.

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