Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind from diabetes, says Betty White

mary-tyler-moore-blind-gi.jpgAccording to a new report, Mary Tyler Moore's diabetes have left her nearly blind.

The news comes from British tabloid Closer Weekly, which reports Betty White as saying, "Her eyesight is what the big problem is right now. ... [Moore is now] almost beyond the point [of being able to see]."

The former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" actress's struggles with her vision aren't anything new. As Page Six notes, in 1997 Moore had to pull out of being mistress of ceremonies at the Directors Guild of America awards show due to being "temporarily blind."

Valerie Harper is reported as saying of Moore, "[The diabetes] does ravage her body, but she stays healthy." 

Meanwhile, Moore's former "The Dick Van Dyke Show" costar, Dick Van Dyke, says, "She hasn't been too well. She's having a real battle with it, I'm sorry to say."

Neither Moore nor her former costars referenced in the report have commented on the blindness allegations.
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