Paul Weiss had been my patient since September 9, 2004.  Previous to his visit to me as a doctor, we knew each other casually through Beth Am. Paul had macular degeneration in both eyes.  Unfortunat…

Paul Weiss had been my patient since September 9, 2004.  Previous to his visit to me as a doctor, we knew each other casually through Beth Am.

Paul had macular degeneration in both eyes.  Unfortunately, one eye became blind because of bleeding associated with macular degeneration.  The other eye was at risk of blindness.

Fortunately for Paul, new therapies for macular degeneration were developed after I first saw him.  The treatment involved monthly visits, evaluations and, more often than not, injections of new medications into the eye.  Barbara usually accompanied Paul on the visits to my office.  I retired in December, 2014.  As far as a I know, he died still being able to read with his remaining good eye.

Paul & I became friends.  The love between him and Barbara was palpable.  We talked during the visits, we shared the trials and tribulations of Barbara's decline and the Paul's valiant efforts to make the best of a terrible situation.  We joked together.  We discussed politics together.

May Paul's family take comfort in remembering his character, his humor and his humility.

Sterling J Haidt, MD

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