Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age at Diagnosis
I take vitamins, including zinc, lutein and fish oil.
Impact On Your Life
I have had problems with my vision since I was 8. I went to more than 10 doctors, and all of them told my parents that I was lying and that my eyes were in perfect condition. I accepted this, and I wait for a miraculous improvement.
One day, talking with my father about university, I told him that I was scared of losing more vision to the point I will not read the papers, so I asked him to take me to a doctor again, and he decided to take me to visit a friend of him who is an Oculist. He was the one who decided to investigate what was going on, and after some studying, he diagnosed me with Stargardt disease.
At first I felt very bad. I lost the hope I had until that moment. I will recover, I thought. Instead, I thought that I was going to continue losing my vision till I reach total blindness. After investigating and talking with people who have this disease for more than 20 years, I realized that nothing will happen, and that I will stay like this until someone decides to invent a cure.
I will continue my life like I did from my 8 years, when low vision appeared in my life, until now. Stargardt disease never stopped me from doing, and it never will.
I can do everything I want.
I'm finishing secondary school.