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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Chad


 

Name
Chad Guedry

Born
11/10/1972

Home
Kenner, Louisiana

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
20

Acuity
Bad

Treatment
None. There are no doctors to treat this problem.

Prognosis
Chad was in the construction business but his company laid him off due to safety on the job site after Katrina. He still is able to build anything or do anything he puts his mind to with almost no help. He has great peripheral vision but his central vision is very poor. He cannot see to read or drive. He is on disablity. He is still very active with some help.

Family History
He is a father of two children. One is ten and the other is six. He is married. His mother has great vision but is mentally ill. His father has passed away from a heart attack. His father was an albino and had very poor vision also.

Impact On Your Life
This has been a major impact on every aspect of his life and everyone who surrounds him. He has lost his job, he cannot drive or read. He has trouble in all aspects of life. It also has a major impact on his children. He has difficulty doing many things in their lives.

Positive Effects
NONE, but if he had to think of one, it would be knowing that his family suports him through eveything.

Adaptations
Magnifier to read. That is the only thing that he uses for help to read.

Employment
He is on disablity

More About Me
Please help in any way possible. He would love to be part of any research to help.