Ted Leitner dropped names, jokes and some choice political words Wednesday night.
But about 17 minutes into his first-ever appearance before a Democratic club, the beloved San Diego sportscaster dropped a bomb.
“I will go blind,” he told a La Mesa audience. “I just don’t know when. … I don’t know how many years I have.”
The 71-year-old Padres and Aztecs play-by-play man revealed that in early April 2018 — during Padres spring training — he learned that he had glaucoma.
The diagnosis — from world-class glaucoma scientist and surgeon Dr. Robert Weinreb, director of UC San Diego’s Shiley Eye Institute — came two months before he was declared cancer-free in another health crisis.
Full article at Times of San Diego, by Ken Stone.
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