Log In
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: NHS refuse blindness treatment
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5680
Date Added: 18th Feb 2008


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Exercising could prevent elderly falls


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018