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'Frightened and upset' over eye appointment wait

People are going blind unnecessarily because of "dire capacity problems" in eye clinics, a charity has said.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.

An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.

But the Welsh government said RNIB Cymru's report does not reflect the current position of services in Wales.

Steffan Messenger reports.

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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