Robert Kaye SC: What to do when you're at a 50 per cent risk of blindness (you face it full on)

Jill Margo interviewed Robert Kaye SC in the Australian Financial Review:

As he ages, corporate director Robert Kaye SC is staring down his fear. He watched how a common eye disease ruined his father's life and he knows he has a 50 per cent chance of getting it too.

His father had macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Australia.

It increases dramatically with age. If Kaye gets it, he could lose his central vision and with it would go his ability to read, drive, recognise faces and perform detailed tasks.

At 61, his best option is to be vigilant and to hope that if he gets it, he gets the treatable form.

An interesting read and a good reminder to take care of your eyesight.