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Detlef
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Name
Detlef S.

Born
May 12, 1952

Home
Loerrach, Germany, Black Forest SW-corner to Swiss/France.

Diagnosis
Juvenile Stargardt's MD, late onset.

Eyes Affected
Both, identically, sensitive to glare, reduced colour sensitivity, sometimes short white flashes when coming suddenly form light to dark and if eyes are tired.

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
About 30

Visual Acuity
20/20 (corrected -3,0) both, due to a small central spot of better vision.

Treatment
Healthy lifestyle according the NEWSTART-Program *), changing supplements, vitamins, zinc, etc., trust in God.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Slow progression.

Family History
Most members of mothers family line are affected, autosomal dominant inherited.

Impact on My Life
No significant impact up to now.

Positive Effects
Worldwide MD-Family, awareness of the worth of health.

Adaptations
Contact lenses, sun glasses, sometimes looking twice.

Working
Physicist, engineer of production technique.