IN SEARCH OF SIGHT

PHYSICIANS IN CHICAGO USE FETAL CELLS TO COMBAT A DEGENERATIVE EYE DISEASE AFFLICTING MILLIONS

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Terry Ernest, an ophthalmologist, had to tell his own father the news that he so dreaded giving his patients: Your eyesight is progressively deteriorating, and there is no cure for the condition. Despite tremendous medical progress in treating many forms of vision loss, Ernest could do nothing but watch as his father's eyesight slowly faded, eventually robbing him of the pleasure of pursuing the pages of his favorite books or seeing the smile on his son's face. "At one point, I actually apologized to my father for all the tuition he'd paid," says Ernest. "I had to...

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