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Carl


 

Name
Carl Del

Born
1948

Home
Illinois

Diagnosis
Myopic MD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
55

Visual Acuity
Left=20/200. Right=motion only.

Treatment
ongoing photodynamic therapy

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Cataract in left eye.

Family History
Myopia

Impact on My Life
Can't drive, lose balance, extreme headaches.

Adaptations
Relearning how to do everyday tasks.

Working
On leave of absence from executive position. Applied for Social Security disability, but the adjudicator read the information wrong. Currently reviewing.

More About Me
Executive for large company. Have 2 children (one under 18) and a basset hound. Currently reviewing my options for a more positive life.