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Aging Article and Podcast

March 5, 2019

Finding a cure for age-related macular degeneration

Leona Trinin was in her late 60s when her eye doctor told her he saw some yellow deposits under her retina. He called them drusen and said they were a sign that she would develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and eventually lose her sight. He was right. Within 10 years, she was having trouble seeing. 

Click on link to read more: Finding a cure for age-related macular degeneration 

Conversations About Aging: Leona, 92

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about research on macular degeneration that was being done at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor. I always like to include personal stories, so I contacted The Iris Network in Portland, to see if they could find me a client to interview. They introduced me to Leona. 

Click on link to listen to podcast: Conversations About Aging: Leona, 92

 

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