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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Angie


 

Name
Angie Hickox

Born
3/29/76

Home
Blackshear, Georgia

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel Blue Green

Age at Diagnosis
21/2-3 years of age

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Not really sure right now.

Family History
My great grandmother,grandpa and daddy, me and my son.

Impact on My Life
I have to ask my kids & husband to read stuff to me..It strains my eyes to try to read.I'm still driving at this time..But everything is getting blurry. I hate to drive,I can;t see the light or what color it is til I get up on it..i ask my kids what color is the light, My son also has the stargardt's. He is pretty stable at this time.He is almost 12. My 91/2 daughter is fine right now, she is seeing good. With my family it has got the first born child. I don't want me or my son to go blind. I pray that someone finds a cure.

Positive Effects
I just deal with it. And pray one day there will be a cure before I go blind.

Adaptations
Magnifier glass, Large text on computer.

Employment
In a warehouse.