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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Azhar


 

Name
Azhar Karim

Born
Jan 7, 1957

Home
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Diagnosis
Stargardt

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
7

Acuity
R eye 20/800

Treatment
None

Prognosis
Gradually deteriorating

Family History
None

Impact On Your Life
Lack of independence in many daily activities is quite frustrating. Not being able to read and drive makes life very restricted and difficult.

Positive Effects
Successfully dealing with vision challenges gives me lot of confidence and a sense of achievement. It also gave me an opportunity to interact and learn many new things from people around the world who have similar conditions.

Adaptations
Using various adaptive technology tools

Employment
Working for an airline.