Can you explain why I’m going blind?

An article in The New York Times titled “Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk to Me?” details a woman’s struggle with degenerative myopia and a lack of empathy from her eye doctor.

The week in numbers:

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How effective the new Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is in preventing Herpes Zoster.

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The percentage of physicians that are either happy or very happy outside work according to a new survey from Medscape. Allergists, Immunologists, Dermatologists, ER physicians, and Ophthalmologists were the happiest specialties.

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The number of genes identified that are suspected to cause strabismus. (via)

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The first patient in Texas received a bionic eye (aka Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System). (via)