Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Glenn Beck Macular Dystrophy: Glenn Beck Losing Sight?

Yesterday, Beck aired a short segment with him telling a crowd he might be losing his sight. When the clip was over Beck did not explain. Many have been wondering about it. Now we understand that Glenn has Macular Dystrophy and could lose his sight. See a video below.

Glenn Beck

According to The Epoch Times the Macular Dystrophy is a degenerative disease that causes the eyes to lose sharp central vision - the sight that allows us to see faces clearly, drive and read.
"He said, 'You have macular dystrophy. ... You could go blind in the next year. Or, you might not,” Beck said. He wept, but also made jokes about his diagnosis. He is known for frequently weeping on his show.
“I said, ‘Did you just charge me a thousand dollars for knowing what I already knew my whole life?’ I think we know that at three! ‘You might go blind someday. You might not.’”
Macular Dystrophy is not a common disease. There is a form that makes itself known in the first 10 years of life, with vision possibly "significantly reduced" by age 20-40. The adult onset becomes known in midlife. From what I'm reading the adult onset may not cause blindness, or it may, as Glenn has said.

The ugliness has already started on the Internet. I won't quote them. In the video below, Glenn tells the story. It begins about 6:22 minutes in. Many of us will praying for you Glenn.

Glenn Beck - American Revival Speech (video)

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