Glenn Beck going blind? He has announced to a 6,000 people crowd in Salt Lake City, Utah that he is going blind. After losing his ability to focus on objects, he went to a doctor. After being examined, the doctor told him that he could go possibly go blind, within a year.
According to MSNBC, Glenn Beck said â€œHe did all kinds of tests and he said, 'you have macular dystrophy ...you could go blind in the next year. Or, you might not.â€
Though Beck is quite disturbed by the thought of going blind, he tried to remain positive and look on the bright side. (The pun was not intended, but it so fits that I will leave it!) He was mentioning the things that he loves to look at, like his wife and children. He also said that he loves to read and will miss that, as well. And then Beck joked with his sorrowful crowd, that he is too lazy to learn Braille.
Glenn Beck is widely know for opposing President Obamaâ€™s health care reform plan. So he joked "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find." I am glad that Beck is still laughing about his future blind eyes, but I am sure inside he is in a lot of pain.
According to eMedicine, Macular dystrophy is an autosomal recessive condition, which is the least common but the most severe of the 3 major stromal corneal dystrophies. It is characterized by multiple, gray-white opacities that are present in the corneal stroma and that extend out into the peripheral cornea. Examples of macular dystrophy are shown in the images below.
I wonder if Glenn Beck is suffering blindness, because he looks at things with such a critical eye? I recently read a book on the subject, that indicated that our illnesses often are a result of our lifestyle. For instance, arthritis is caused by unforgiveness, being the joints are pained an inflamed. And unforgiveness is a seething and underlying anger!
Â© Bella Rose: July 2010