Barbara Brown, Ph.D.
2/2/46 - Troy, Ohio
Ohio (suburb of Columbus - home of Ohio State University
Dry macular degeneration & cataracts.
Age at Diagnosis
Corrected to 20/80 - uncorrected 20/100.
Just vitamins with zinc.
Prognosis or Current State of
Possible surgery later this month.
Father is blind with macular degeneration. Both great-grandmothers
were blind for unknown reasons; grandparents either had good sight
or died young.
Impact on My Life
Lost ability to drive at night.
New friends (like you) and don't "see" need to dust as
CCTV; magnifiers; dark amber shading on glasses; talking books for
Still working but changed jobs; left position as prison warden for
a central office job working with inmates with disabilities; paper
work was overwhelming.
More About Me
I'm a volunteer usher (portal worker) at Ohio State football games
& a die hard fan. I have a great dog (Pheidippides) & two
grown daughters - the joys of my life. One daughter has qualified
for the Olympic Trials as a Marathon runner. The other has a
serious disability but is very successful & happy with her
life. I'm proud of both of them. I also enjoy swimming, my tap
dancing lessons & weekends spent in silence using ASL with my
deaf friends. Another hobby is brailling cards for the Vision