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World Sight Day and impact of Age-related Macular Degeneration


October 14, 2021 is World Sight Day. In this edition of In The Author's Voice we learn about the cause and treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMD. AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US for adults aged 50 and older.

WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with Retina Specialist Dr. Rishi Singh of the Cleveland Clinic and his patient Patricia Stoneman.

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Jeff Williams is the Associate Director for Radio and Station Manager for WSIU Radio. Jeff is a native of southern Illinois and has been in broadcasting for 30 years. After graduating with a degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he worked in radio and television news in Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. before returning to WSIU Radio in 1997, as Morning Edition anchor/reporter. Jeff served as News Director from 2001 to 2015. He assumed Station Manager duties in 2004. WSIU is operated by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. It signed on the air in September 1958.