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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Cynthia


 

Name
Cynthia Shaver

Born
October 1962

Home
Virginia

Diagnosis
Stargardt's

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
34

Visual Acuity
20/200 fluctuates

Treatment
None

Family History
No other family member

Impact on My Life
Extremely difficult. I used to be independant, and this has changed my life. I am just now starting to accept the disease and realize that it is getting worse. I need to depend on others, and that is okay. I just feel so lost and scared. It is hard to explain how much of an impact it has made on my life.

Positive Effects
Brought me closer to my husband and family.

Adaptations

Constant use of magnifiers!