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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Ataualpa


 

Name
Ataualpa Alvarenga

Born
June 12, 1974

Home
Brasília, Brazil

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
17

Acuity
20/40 RE count fingers LE

Treatment
None

Prognosis
Until now this disease is stabilized.

Family History
There is no one in my family with this problem.

Positive Effects
God

Adaptations
I use some tools in the computer that allow me to read or to listen to texts.

Employment
I work as a monitor in a high school.

More About Me
I hope one day to get the cure for this disease through the study of stem cells. I am learning to deal with this sight problem each day, but I continue to thank God for everything in my life.