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NHS refuse blindness treatment

18th February 2008

An elderly man is being forced to pay around £10,000 for injections to stop him becoming blind in his right eye because Torbay Care Trust will not fund treatment.

Jack Tagg, who is 88-years-old, and suffers from age-related wet macular degeneration (AMD), stated that a doctor informed him he would not receive Avastin injections until he had stopped being able to see in his left eye. The Trust did not acknowledge Mr Tagg's accusation and said it had a "fair" policy.




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