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Therapists can help seniors to live fully with low vision

...daily living, but with some useful residual vision. Three eye diseases account for most low vision in adults: Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. These diseases greatly increase in incidence as a person ages. Low vision...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112801/Nei_therapists.shtml
Neighbors
Wanted: Tennis players, 85 and older

...he said. The strain of singles tennis doesn't seem to bother Williams, however. Although he suffers from macular degeneration (an eye condition), he said that he is in very good shape. "I play with a lot of young people in Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011102/spo_tennis.shtml
Sports
Juneau Senior Health Fair to be held in October

...screenings to include hearing, vision, glaucoma, blood pressure, height and weight screenings and information on macular degeneration and new methods in the care of osteoporosis. There will be medical as well as support staff personnel at the fair...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092801/Nei_healthfair.shtml
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Lifetime achievement

...Army Signal Corps during World War II, a bout with polio in the early 1950s, being diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration in the early 1980s - but through it all, he persevered and continued to hit the courts. Williams also hit the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102203/spo_tennis.shtml
Sports
Neighbors Digest

...be free hearing, vision, glaucoma, blood pressure, height and weight screenings, as well as information on macular degeneration and bone marrow registry. There will be medical as well as support staff at the fair to discuss individual concerns...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102204/nei_20041022025.shtml
Neighbors
Williams brings home more tennis hardware

...intending the use of a pun, ``if my eyes can hold out.'' He said that his vision is failing due to glaucoma and macular degeneration. Despite the handicap, he continues to play at a high level. ``The doctors can't believe it,'' he chuckled...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052199/Spo_williams.html
Sports
Grandparents can be a lifeline for kids caught in upheaval

...whispering in my ear once again that I would never know just how much she loved me. My grandfather lived to be 101. Macular degeneration had robbed him of his sight by the end, but not his memories. During my final visit with him, he told me that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-18/grandparents-can-be-lifeline-kids-cau
Opinion
Florence May Hansen

...Although our mother had a life-long battle with rheumatoid arthritis, endured 12 joint replacements, wet and dry macular degeneration in both eyes, and was slowing down in the last couple months, she never got tired of ministering, helping others...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051808/obi_280269938.shtml
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