Silvio Berlusconi in hospital for eye treament

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FORMER Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was being treated in a Milan hospital yesterday for sore eyes.

Mr Berlusconi, 76, was unable to attend court for trial on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute. His personal physician, Dr Alberto Zangrillo said Mr Berlusconi was suffering from bilateral uveitis, an inflammation of the vascular coat of both eyes.

He added: “Berlusconi had a painful night.”