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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Carolyn


 

Name
Carolyn Ailes

Born
1947, Cleveland, Ohio

Home
Northwest Indiana

Diagnosis
Macular Degeneration: dry in both eyes

Eyes Affected
Both.

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
53

Visual Acuity
20/30

Treatment
Vitamins for now.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I wasn't given one.

Family History
I do not know much about my family. As far as I know, my mother and father did not have it. I do not know for sure.

Impact on My Life
So far, I have changed my lighting to halogen bulbs and wear my big hat and sunglasses.

Working
I work 2 days a week at a large flea market. I do online auctioning. I had to give up my job as a substitute teacher in 2001 due to problems with fibromyalgia. My depth perception on stairs is starting to get bad and I had to use steps at the high school.

More About Me
I have 4 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren (2 girls and 1 boy). I love to read mysteries and watch dramas. I spend 2 days a week with my grandchildren, 2 days a week at the flea market and spend a great deal of time with my auctioning. I do not have time for much else right now.