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During a tearful and passionate speech at his "American Revival" meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind.

During his speech (video below), Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes."

Taking a shot at health care reform, Beck said, "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find."

Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, and joked that the doctor told him, "You could go blind in the next year . . . or you might not."

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His problem is a corneal dystrophy (the front of the eye) which rarely leads to blindness or the need for a corneal transplant. In severe cases of corneal dystrophy a corneal transplant is almost certain to restore sight in one or both eyes. In any case going blind from this condition is extremely rare. It would mean two completely failed corneal transplants occurred. He might have a great doctor to make the diagnosis, but he as somehow has the facts wrong or is embellishing them for effect. Ok for him but don't scare the other poor patients with this condition with mis-information. Do not confuse this with macular degeneration (back of the eye).

July 26 2010 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wishing him no ill, but he is conceptually blind already.

July 25 2010 at 10:22 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Add in Rick Warren, and I guess you could say, "God" works in mysterious ways.

Doesn't it say somewhere in your bible, that charlatans will be exposed at some point in time, and that this was to mark a coming event?

Oh my, the truth is about to surface.

July 24 2010 at 6:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm sure it's all Obama's fault!

July 22 2010 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Sharon's comment

Oh...nothing is his fault. My guess...George Bush. It always gets back to him, which is beginning to 'backfire' on those accusing.

July 22 2010 at 3:59 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply

I am sorry to hear about this. For so many of you who 'spit out your liberal talking points & spin' about Glenn...I would suggest that you take about 2 weeks of your life, and watch his TV program regularly...really listen to what he is saying. I can tell most of you have only heard 'sound bites'...never really watched him. Stop smearing him and realize his passion for restoring this country BACK to its original intent from the Constitution, etc. and to stop this slow move to European socialism is genuine(now quick move). And for you liberals out there...wake up...he faults both Dems & Repubs. His research team is unbelievable!If only our mainstream media could do half as well, we wouldn't be in this mess. If just one thing he reports is true, then we're in deep double. and, I'm afraid, he's hitting the nail on almost everything he uncovers. And to berate him because he speaks of God? Well, again, he GETS IT. That could be the one thing that is most accurate with what he has figured out. Our country needs to get back to God. Bless you, Glenn Beck!! You are making a difference and it's scaring the progressives to death!

July 22 2010 at 12:31 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to janwagz's comment
Bill Fogarty

What a great post. Well done Jan.

July 22 2010 at 1:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

"His research team is unbelievable". You hit the nail on the head!!!!!

July 23 2010 at 7:03 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

he never saw all that clearly his political viewpoint shows

July 21 2010 at 8:11 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to yokoach's comment

Clearly you have never even listened to him for more than five minutes. CLEARLY he knows what he's talking about. His political viewpoint is one of many in this country that actually make sense!

July 25 2010 at 10:20 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Must do the same drugs that were blinding limbaugh a few years back.

July 20 2010 at 4:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Do not compare Sarah Palin to Glenn Beck. She would never do something like this. She has credibility, while he does not. Her patriotism is genuine, as demonstrated by her son in Iraq. Beck's patriotism is fake. While Sarah's speeches are indeed a bit awkward, at least they are real. Beck uses "pregnant pauses" and ministerial preaching to appear as if he's serious -- when he's not. Comparing Palin to Beck is like comparing Obama to JFK -- no comparison!

July 20 2010 at 3:55 PM Report abuse -33 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to la4zebra's comment

Did not see my first comment posted.Here we go again completely in compliance with civilogue.The hatred spewing from some submitters is frightening. This is America and we have Freedom of Speech so why cant we be civil even when we disagree with our fellow men and women. My fear is that politics is becoming inundated with inducing fear, hatred and distrust amongst us.Lets pray that we resist this malicious ploy and think for ourselves and react in a civil manner .Civilogue should include editing raw hatred in submissions.

July 20 2010 at 3:38 PM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply

Of course it is tragic if anyone goes blind or has a degenerative problem such as Glenn Beck says he does. Beck is also known to fabricate and be overly dramatic. I will take him at his word, but it seems he used is eye disease as another reason to bash the health care that was passed. Umm, he says that he is glad he found out now while he can still get the best care available. What a crock! He made over 30 million dollars last year and on top of that I am sure he is insured by Fox with a pretty good health plan. He will get the best care available, no matter what is going on with the new regulations.

July 20 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to trinnie55's comment

Beck, "overly dramatic"? At times, yes. "Known to fabricate"? Please be more specific. You've made a declarative statement regarding Beck's credibility, but can you back your ascertion up with FACTS? I doubt it. The thing about Beck that keeps his viewers tuned in is the enormous amount of FACTUAL, if little known INFORMATION Beck consistantly displays. He never fails to cite his sources and as pertains to the law, or books, usually has said documents in his hands as he espouses his views.

July 22 2010 at 3:45 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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