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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Chrissy


 

Name
Chrissy Fairbanks

Born
January 7, 1981

Home
Keene, NH

Diagnosis
Stargardt Macular Dystrophy

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
11

Acuity
20/300

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
The doctors claim that my vision has stablized and that I should be like this for the rest of my life.

Family History
No one in my family has this disease that we can find anywhere.

Impact on My Life
To be hones,t this has had some impact on my life, because it does limit the things I can do, but it doesn't stop me. I try to live like there is nothing wrong.

More About Me
I have tried hard to make it so that this is not a big factor in my life. I am a single mom of two girls and live on my own. I do the best that I can to make it, so it is not that noticable that I have a vision problem. With the support and help of friends and loved ones, I have come a long way.