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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Aretta


 

Name
Aretta Underwood

Born
11/12/71

Home
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Diagnosis
Stargardt's

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
34

Acuity
20/40 left. 29/60 right.

Treatment
None

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
It changed everything.

Positive Effects
I look at everything like it is my last time to see it.

Adaptations
Protectiv glasses, changed lights, no driving at night

Working
Stay at home mom of 3 little ones.

More About Me
I love to dance. I am in a singing group with my mom and older sister, but I am never away from my kids. (They and my husband are my life.)