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AMD is a major health threat for the aging population. One wonders if the research and development we are seeing today will be curtailed if ObamaCare is inflicted upon the nation.

It already appears that rationing care to senior citizens is one of the primary goals of this plan.

1 posted on 06/17/2009 7:39:05 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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“One wonders if the research and development we are seeing today will be curtailed if ObamaCare is inflicted upon the nation.”

Only if we continue sitting on our asses and doing nothing but whining.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 7:54:23 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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It already appears that rationing care to senior citizens is one of the primary goals of this plan.

Seniors vote! This fact alone may very well generate a mountain of resistance to both the social med and nobama overall as folks see that nobama’s loyaly is a one way street and his promises aren’t worth the news channels reporting on them.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 8:09:49 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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Though I don't notice any symptoms yet, my eye doctor diagnosed me with MD in one eye last year. Taking double doses of Lutein a day hoping to ward off the progression. I am praying for a cure someday that does not involve multiple injections into the eye with a needle.
4 posted on 06/17/2009 8:16:21 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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What about that “High Health” supplement that Paul Harvey used to flog on his radio show? I thought that was the where-all and be-all for MacDeg.


8 posted on 06/17/2009 8:50:09 AM PDT by CTOCS (Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.)
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This is a very serious problem. I have it in both eyes; but worse in my right eye. Last year I had to have surgery to repair a “macular hole” where I lost the central vision. Fortunately it was successful and I have pretty decent vision now and take those eye vitamins but this is a very, very serious problem. Anyone interested in this subject should look on the internet for an Amsler eye grid and if any of the lines are bending you have it and should get on top of it. Diabetes and high blood pressure are contributing factors. Do not take this lightly; unless you want to get used to a seeing eye dog and white cane.


10 posted on 06/17/2009 9:26:07 AM PDT by RichardW
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My mother has wet MD in both eyes. The Avastin series of injections were successful in one of her eyes but not the other. It is a devastating disease.

Eye vitamins are very important.

11 posted on 06/17/2009 10:31:18 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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