PSA: Act Fast to Save Sight if Signs of Danger to the Retina Appear

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    Nov 13, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Signs to watch for and what to do at the link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/health/fast-action-can-save-sight-if-retina-is-detached-or-blocked.html?_r=1&ref=science

    When blood flow through the retina is blocked or when the retina pulls away from the wall of the eye, getting the problem properly diagnosed can be an emergency. Modern treatments can do wonders if they are begun before the damage is irreversible. But a delay in getting to a retinal specialist can diminish the ability of even the best therapy to preserve or restore normal vision.

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    Nov 13, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    You can get glaucoma or macular degeneration the slow way, silent way, where you don't notice it because vision loss is so gradual.

    People are usually at risk after 40, depending on your race. They have a test for it, and its a good idea to tested.

    Macular degeneration....not to be confused with masculine degeneration. icon_rolleyes.gif