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Colin Dexter's eyesight saved by Oxford hospital

22nd April 2010

Internationally renowned author Colin Dexter's wife has praised an Oxfordshire hospital for helping to save his eyesight.

The author was diagnosed with macular degeneration - a common cause of blindness in the UK which causes damage to the retina - several years ago.

Dexter noticed the problem, which is most common in the elderly, while out walking in 2005, his wife told the Oxford Mail.

'He took to using a magnifying glass but in fact he hasn't read much at all over the past three years,' she said.

However, last year, Dexter went ahead with a radical new treatment at The Manor private hospital in Headington.

Speaking to the Daily Mail about his condition, Dexter said: 'Now, I can see well out of both eyes and could drive if I wanted to. It's not something I dwell on, but I'm sure without the treatment I'd certainly have gone blind.'

Dexter has written a huge number of best-selling crime novels, including Last Bus to Woodstock, The Wench is Dead and The Riddle of the Third Mile.

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