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Betty


 

Name
Betty (Elizabeth) Young

Born
3/4/1937

Home
Lake Villa, Illinois

Diagnosis
Wet/Dry MD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
66

Visual Acuity
20/400 Left eye. Right eye (?)

Treatment
Two PDT treatments and one hot laser on left eye.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Right eye is fine (thank God). My left eye has some vision for which I am so thankful.

Family History
Mother had wet MD.

Impact on My Life
My left eye is a bit fuzzy, and I do not drive after dark.

Positive Effects
I am so thankful for my eyesight and that I can still read.

Adaptations

Wearing a visor and/or hat out in the sunshine.

Working

Retired

More About Me

Married to the same man for 48 years. We have three chiildren and ten grandchiildren. Expecting our first great grandchild this November/ I love to read and work outdoors in the garden. I volunteer at our church and belong to a bible study. So happy to find this support group. God bless.