Here is some interesting (and nice) news;
Something we all fear is the loosing of our sight. It is something that can potentially effect us all and many of us have loved ones who are potentially at risk.
In the current issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology Israel has lead a study whose findings are very impressive!
In Israel, because of the practice of marrying near to kin, blindness and poor eyesight are an issue in some religious communities as well as the public in general.
But with new treatments and expanded private medical care -blindness in Israel has declined by 51 percent over the past decade!
In 1999, the numbers showed that 33.8 out of every 100,000 Israelis were legally blind. That figure had fallen to 16.6. in 2008!
In many areas of medical research and development, Israel leads the way – and here too the study found declines in most of the causes of blindness.
Some of you may have heard of the new so-called bionic methods that might return sight to blind patients. These procedures are in their experimental stages.
Middle East Correspondent