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David

Name
David Brandon

Born
1/14/35

Home
Haifa, Israel

Diagnosis
wet MD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
65

Visual Acuity
?? deteriorating

Treatment
Wait and see.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Gave up driving last week. Can read 14 font (just).

Family History
Father short sighted, no other known problems.

Impact on My Life
Waiting to find out! I have told all my family, friends, colleagues, and students (to avoid misunderstandings - mainly failure to recognize faces).

Positive Effects
An interesting idea - perhaps my not driving reduces the chances of road accidents. Not reading news print that isn't magnified may avoid some of the anxiety associated with the current political situation!

Adaptations
Magnifying lenses, dark glasses in sunlight, short focal length reading glasses (with adaptive prism), having my wife drive whenever possible, use of taxis.

Working
Working......

More About Me
Wife, 4 children, 7 grand children - wife chronic volunteer (bereavment counseling, palliative care) professor at Technion, Academic Director of the Technion Center for Pre-University Education, home faculty Materials Engineering, second appointment Department of Humanities and Arts, Director and Co-founder Cerel - Advanced Ceramics Technologies Ltd.