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Darakhshan


 

Name
Darakhshan Raza

Born
12-12-1978

Home
Karachi/Sind/Pakistan

Diagnosis
MD & retinitis pigmentosa. Bilateral flecked retina syndrome with possibility of Stargardt's macular dystrophy.

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown Black

Age at Diagnosis
12

Visual Acuity

Treatment
None.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision

Family History
My parents are first cousins. Mother, one brother and three sisters including myself have MD. My mother's and brother's vision is corrected by glasses, but we three sisters have around 6/60 vision.

Impact on My Life
We have to put more effort and energy to achieve a target than normal people.

Positive Effects
Created a tendency to get more and more education and practice to avoid dependency on others. No gap of sitting idle at any stage. Very hopeful with the ongoing researchs to get our normal vision back.

Adaptations

Compromising slow pace of response from some of the people and put more energy and efforts to achieve the target.

Working

Working as a senior teacher in a goverment institute of physical education. Have started teaching after my intermediate on voluntary and salary basis mostly in special education field.

More About Me

Have done my Master's in Special Education in B grade from Karachi University, Pakistan. Holding Montessori teaching diploma and various other certificates and willing to do Ph.D. in special education to use my experience for others in a better way.