12 Feb '11, 6am

I can't see but I can take on the Biathlon

I can't see but I can take on the Biathlon

SINGAPORE: It's two weeks before Delia Kang takes on the Singapore Biathlon race, and she seems fidgety. She tilts her head one way, then the other, while her eyes rapidly dart all over the place. "I'm sorry if I appear inattentive. I'm just trying to look at you," Delia says with a smile. Ever since the 41-year-old telecommunications executive was diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration in 2009, she has been robbed of her central vision. "What I see now," says Delia as she sets down her cup of early grey tea, "is a lot of grey fuzz around you. It's as if my eyes have been dabbed with grey cotton wool. "I can see you clearly only at certain angles. It's like peeping through a pinhole. And if you move back towards that chair," Delia says, pointing about 1.2m ahead of her, "I won't be able to see your features at all." The medical condition myopic macular degeneration, us...

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