Glenn Beck Going Blind? Fighting Macular Dystrophy (Macular Degeneration)
Glenn Beck Going Blind? Fighting Macular Dystrophy (Macular Degeneration) – Glenn Beck recently told a crowd that he could go blind within a year. He was speaking to more than 6,000 people during his “American Revival” tour, which had stopped in Salt Lake City. He admitted to the crowd that he had recently seen a doctor, and was given a very unfortunate prognosis.
“A couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor because of my eyes, I can’t focus my eyes…he did all kinds of tests and he said, ‘you have macular dystrophy …you could go blind in the next year. Or, you might not,” said Beck, reliving his trip to the optometrist. He also used the opportunity to take a shot at Barack Obama’s recent health care reform bill, saying that he wanted to go see the best doctor available while he still had the opportunity.
He said that he could deal with not being able to see his wife and children, because he already knew what they looked like, but jokingly said that he was most scared of having to learn braille because he was “too darn lazy.”
Macular Dystrophy is a rare genetic disorder, and causes lack of vision over a long period of time. It was the first time that Glenn Beck had made this admission in public, and was a touching subject for many of those who were in attendance.
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