Looking on the bright side of life

Patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration can still lead a satisfying life if they seek help to manage the disease

Two decades ago, when Mr Fong was at work at a construction site, he suddenly noticed his right vision was blurred. Despite repeated rubbing and blinking, the blurriness remained.

The 60-year-old panicked and went to see an eye specialist. He was told that he had bleeding at the back of his right eye within the retina, which had resulted in the loss of some of his central vision.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'Looking on the bright side of life '. Print Edition | Subscribe