Macular degeneration is a disease of the central part of the retina, the macula. It appears from the age of 50 onwards and gradually affects the visual abilities of those affected. This disease affects 1.5 million people in France and is one of the main causes of visual impairment and even blindness in the world. The causes of this disease are still unknown and doctors lack effective treatments. Therefore, when a person is diagnosed, he or she is confronted with a trying medical battlefield, while witnessing the progressive loss of what is most precious to us: sight.
Paule Pérez is an editor and psychoanalyst. She experienced the first symptoms of this illness several years ago and gives us here a rare testimony about her trials and the possible solutions she is hoping and praying for.
State of play
Specialists defeated in their practices
Change of approach?
Update on research to date
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