"Life through a keyhole"

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The post below is just wonderful and I wanted to share it with you. However, please see Richard Verrier's full article via the link provided at the end of the post. 

It's worth reading!

Article by Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2015

That is how Animation Director, Paul Demeyer describes his world as, "life through a keyhole". Demeyer has diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease that damages the blood vessels in the retina and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Demeyer has juvenile diabetes and twenty-five years ago he began to lose his site while reading on the subway.  He had laser surgery to stop the bleeding in his left eye but eventually the blood vessels in his right eye began to bleed and cloud his vision. His vision got worse and he was told he may go blind. Unable to work, he moved back to Belgium and assessed his career.  After some time and seven surgeries later, he was able to recover much of his sight. However, the laser treatment damaged his peripheral vision and that left him without the ability to see fine detail.  

                                                         Paul Demeyer

                                                         Paul Demeyer

Demeyer returned to the LA area and joined the independent animation studio Klasky Csupo where he directed award-winning episodes of the "Duckman" TV series and the movie "Rugrats in Paris". He now works as a supervising director at Wild Canary and continues to manage and do what he loves, despite his visual limitations. 

Article by Richard Verrier.

For the full article please click on the link  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/great-reads/la-et-c1-blind-director-20150622-story.html#page=1

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