Taking Aim At A Vision Killer

When Mildred Spinner looks at someone, she sees the outline of a head, but no features. "The face just isn't there," she says. Spinner, a 68-year-old retired personnel director for New York City, has age-related macular degeneration, a disease that affects an estimated 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. Although there's no cure, improved treatment methods are on the horizon.

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