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Debby


 

Name
Debby Baker

Born
05/13/55

Home
Bridgeman, MI

Diagnosis
Wet MD

Eyes Affected
Left

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
46

Treatment
3 hot laser treatments.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Holding steady.

Family History
Father diagnoised at age 68 with dry MD - left eye.

Impact on My Life
Made for some difficulties in driving. Generally only drive during the day light, no driving in the rain, depth perception makes doing manicures interesting. Difficulty in recognizing people.

Positive Effects
Become much more aware of all the blessings I do have.

Adaptations
Family has become more considerate and helpful.

Working
Work at local high school, guidance secretary. They have been great in providing me with a large screen monitor. I have also acquired my real estate license since this has happened. Also have summer rental homes.

More About Me
Have 3 boys (grown men 22-27), two grandchildren, and a wonderful husband who is most supportive. Have been lurking on this list since March of 2001.