Medicine: A Real Vision Thing

Early detection will enable the President to control his glaucoma

One of the best fringe benefits of being President is getting regular and thorough medical examinations. In George Bush's case, it could prove to be an eye saver. The White House announced last week that his latest checkup had revealed a budding case of glaucoma in his left eye, a disease that can be $ controlled if caught early, but can otherwise lead to blindness. Bush thus joins some 2.5 million other Americans who suffer from this common problem, and his case underscores the value of discovering glaucoma before serious damage is done.

The President immediately began taking eyedrops to relieve...

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