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Chris


 

Name
Chris Murphy

Born
March 26, 1980

Home
Christchurch, New Zealand

Diagnosis
Stargardt's disease (suspected, still having tests)

Eyes Affected
Both have it, but only left is a bit out of focus. Right is fine.

Eye Color
Blue/grey

Age at Diagnosis
24

Visual Acuity

Treatment
Still having tests, as doctors arn't sure what I have. Have started taking vitimins and am looking at buying some decent sunnys.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Vision is still good. Hopefully it lasts.

Family History
None that I know of.

Impact on My Life
None at the moment, although the stress of not knowing is hard on myself and girlfriend.

Positive Effects
Family and workmates have been very supportive. Going to enjoy each day that I have good sight and take nothing for granted. Things could be a lot worse.

Adaptations
None yet.

Working

Still working as a greenkeeper. Hopefully, this lasts, as driving machinary is a big part of the job.

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