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William Lewis says eyesight could have been saved

A pensioner who is among 100,000 people in Wales with sight loss has said there was "no need" for him to suffer the problems he has.

William John Lewis, from Blackwood, Caerphilly county, said each day "the world just got darker" because he was not treated quickly enough.

Numbers suffering with sight loss could double in Wales by 2050 because of the aging population.

The Welsh government has announced it will tackle the problem of people not being treated quickly with its eye care delivery plan.

Mr Lewis tells health correspondent Owain Clarke how sight loss has affected him.

Action plan to tackle eyesight loss

  • 18 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales