Dan Roberts (Director, MD Support)
Kansas City MO
Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)
Age at Diagnosis
20/400 (left), 20/40 corrected (right).
Following all known precautions for protecting retinal health of remaining eye. Keeping stress level as low as possible, since hyperadrenalism is thought to be a cause of CSR. Cataract surgery in "good" eye in 2021.
Prognosis or Current State of
Progressive central vision loss.
Paternal great grandmother blind from unknown causes. Maternal great grandmother lost vision from cataracts. Mother had cataracts and showed symptoms of retinal disease, but died at age 59 without a diagnosis.
Impact on My Life
This disease motivated me to retire from public school music
teaching and church music ministry to run my own performing arts
academy. This allowed me to devote time to educating others about
Building the Internet MD Community and making its resources
available to the general public has been my self-imposed therapy. I have also learned to prepare for the worst, expect the best, and live well in the present.
Increased lighting, magnification, extra pairs of glasses with
different prescriptions for different needs, limited
driving, use of text-to-speech software when eyes get tired.
Retired in 1995 after many years in public school teaching, church music ministry, and director of my performing arts academy. Now work full time as director of MD Support and editor-in-chief at Prevent Blindness Association.
More About Me
Married since 1968 to Christina. Three grown children, seven
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Favorite pastimes: traveling, playing the piano, oil painting, and writing.