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England's unit of UK's health service, the NHS has criticised a leading charity for suggesting that patients in England suffering from a rare eye condition might have to move to Scotland to seek treatment in order to prevent blindness.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People said that people with inflammatory eye condition uveitis might be forced to go to Scotland to save their sight after the NHS in England indicated that it will not fund treatments. The charity has also warned that it might look at legal actions against the health service's decision not to recommend use of drug Humira and Remicade.
Experts said that Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract. The disease can lead to loss of peripheral and central vision, or cause blurred or cloudy vision and extreme cases might also lead to loss of sight.
Maria Dawson, the RNIB's eye health campaigns officer, said: "We have heard from one patient considering a move to Scotland in a desperate bid to save her son's sight."
The health service has responded by saying that the decision was made to save costs.