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THE MACULAR
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Denise


 

Name
Denise Vilaro

Born
01/1966

Home
Woodbridge, New Jersey

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
7

Acuity
Not sure

Treatment
None

Prognosis
Very poor

Family History
The gene comes from my mother's side. My sister has it, and 2 of my uncles. Impact: frustrating!!!! I carry 3 pairs of glasses. I hate shopping. I don't drive at night. and I don't go on dinner dates.

Adaptations
I try to live my life as normal as possible. I use magnifiers x4 to read.

Employment
I work in the health field, and I thank God for great co-workers that understand and are willing to help.

More About Me
I'm glad I found this site. I have hope that there is something out there to cure it. I'm interested in research study