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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Dianne


 

Name
Dianne Arsenault

Born
5/22/1968

Home
P.E.I. Canada

Diagnosis
Stargardt

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue/green

Age at Diagnosis
38

Acuity
Don't know

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I have just been diagnosed with Stargardt's about a month ago and only have sensitivity to the sun or bright lights and a bit of distortion when reading

Family History
A cousin's son has Stargardt's (was diagnosed at age 15 and is now legally blind at age 27)

Impact on My Life
Since I've just been diagnosed I have doing a lot of research on this disease to find out as much as I can. At 38 I feel my life will be forever changed when my sight begins to deteriorate more, but I must be positive.

Positive Effects
That this disease did not start at an early age as some, and also that I have a caring, loving husband to help me.

Adaptations
None yet.

Employment
I have a daycare in my home. I love my work and can't imagine not having this job anymore.

More About Me
I LOVE reading and gardening--lso spending time with my husband and three boys.