Roseanne Barr's Eye Disease Is Most Common Cause of Blindness, Experts Say

April 21, 2015 4:43 PM

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Roseanne Barr's Eye Disease Is Most Common Cause of Blindness, Experts Say

Iconic comedian Roseanne Barr revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that she has an eye disease that will eventually leave her blind.

Macular degeneration is the result of damage to the rod and cone cells of the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, said Dr. Emily Chew, a deputy director at the National Eye Institute. It’s the leading cause of blindness among Amer...

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