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NHS refuse to fund eye treatment

30th November 2007

A woman in her eighties is paying over £2,000 a month to fund her own treatment for macular degeneration because she says her NHS Trust will not provide them.

Dorothy Robinson, 87, requires injections in one eye to retain her sight, after losing sight in the other eye four years ago.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire PCT said they had not received a formal request for the treatment and added: "We would be happy to consider any such request within the context of the new policy in due course."

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Title: NHS refuse to fund eye treatment
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 4934
Date Added: 30th Nov 2007

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