The good news is that they have, for the first time, a treatment for macular degeneration. My mom got her first treatment yesterday.
The bad news is that it involves getting a hypodermic needle stuck in your eyeball for a direct injection of the drug.
Eeeek. Didn't want to think about that any more today, so I thought I would dump that image on you guys.
Update: For those interested, I have an updated post on the details of the new drug. I joked about the procedure, but in fact it is a god-send, and my mom says that the needle thing is a lot worse in anticipation than in reality. Those with this same problem should definitely look into it.