John David Harper
Nov. 1, 1926 in Etowah TN
Wet AMD right eye; Dry AMD left eye
Age at Diagnosis
Wet eye has gray, fuzzy ball in central vision. Dry eye seems to
be ok to me. Right eye: 2 feet/200. Left eye: 20/50+
PDT in wet eye twice.
Prognosis or Current State of
Can read, but is tiring. Able to drive in daytime.
Mother borderline diabetic; Father diabetic.
Impact on My Life
Not as bad as losing my wife. Have rejoined a local Square Dance
Club, which relieves stress to some degree.
I smell the roses and try to be a better person. Also enjoy the
Rarely drive at night and then only for short
Retired from NASA in 1991.
More About Me
I am a "ham" radio operator (W4NIQ), genealogist, do some square
dance calling (singing), and sing bass in church choir. I have 4
children and 6 grandchildren. Wife of 48 years, Carolyn, died on
7/12/00 of cancer.