9-16-39 in Philadelphia, PA
ARMD both eyes.
Left eye = Wet Right eye = Dry
Age at Diagnosis
Left eye: 10/200, no central vision as a result of 5 laser
procedures. Right eye: 20/65 with approx. 20% of central
Five laser procedures on left eye in 1995. Nothing on right eye so
far to relieve fluid buildup behind retina.
Prognosis or Current State of
Stable - improved some since last examination six months
Mother diagnosed eight years after me with Wet MD in right eye.
Too late for treatment when diagnosed.
Impact on My Life
Was forced to go on long term disability in Jan.'98. Could not
continue to work as a construction engineering project manager
after 34 years in business.
Have started working as a volunteer assisting others that are
visually impaired. Have found that this is more rewarding than any
work that I have done in the past.
Use Ocutech telescopic glasses for driving in daylight only and
watching TV. Use various magnifiers for reading and have ZoomText
magnification software on computer. Prescription glasses are
antireflective coated for elimination of glare.
Volunteer work for Cleveland Sight Center and work online with low
More About Me
Read my story: "There Is Life After Macular Degeneration".