WWII Vet with AMD Forced by Insurance to 'Fail First' Before Receiving Sight Saving Treatment
At 98 years old, World War II veteran Jack H. was still working, enjoying time with his grandchildren, and using a computer. Unfortunately, his vision began to deteriorate and Jack was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in his right eye. His daughter Linda M. served as his advocate and spoke up for Jack when his insurance company insisted that he receive injections of a cheaper, less effective drug for 3 months, needing to 'fail first' on the cheaper medication before they would approve a different drug that Jack's retina specialist felt was the most appropriate treatment. Learn more in this video with Linda and retina specialist Philip J. Ferrone, MD, FASRS.
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