My Grandmother is 85 and she had to give up her one passion reading. You are probably asking “Why she had to give this up?”. Well she was diagnosed with MACULAR DEGENERATION AND CATARACTS. She is basically blind, she only has some vision on the sides. It is like putting your fingers in front of your eyes, and then adding a hazy film on top. She basically has to be right on top of what she is looking at and have a very high-powered magnifying glass. Then she might only read a few letters at a time.
We used to share books all the time. She was diagnosed with this when I was in high school, this has been about 26 plus years ago. So now she feels like she is a burden to us, because she had to give up driving, filling out her bills, balancing her check book, sewing, and it is getting to a point to where she can not cook either. I wish I could give her eye sight back.
The doctors say that if they remove the cataracts that it would give her some sight back, but it is an insurance thing. I have tried letting her use my kindle fire to see if she could see it, she said it made her strain her eyes. I will probably have to try a bigger tablet and see if it will work. I wish there was some new stem cell research available here in the US that would give her sight back. Until then, I will try what I can to bring reading back to her life.
- How to Improve, Protect Your Eyesight Through Nutrition (natural-holistic-health.com)
- World-first operation on both eyes saves Radcliffe gran’s sight (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)