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Dina

Name
Dina Redmon

Born
Nov. 18, 1947

Home
Wichita Falls, TX

Diagnosis
Myopic macular degeneration.

Eyes Affected
Both, but only center vision of right eye is gone.

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
50

Visual Acuity
Uncorrected -18 in the good eye; corrected 20/20 in the good eye. The bad eye has the center missing.

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I was told that eventually I would lose the sight in the other eye.

Family History
My father has dry MD. He is 80 and has had it one year. My mother is extremely nearsighted, but she does not have the problem I do.

Impact on My Life
My friends and husband are overprotective. I have started reading all that I want and buy hardback books if I want. I may not have my sight long enough to wait for them to come out in paperback!!

Positive Effects
It has made me appreciate what I have.

Adaptations
Since one eye works for two, not any really.

Working
I have taught eighth grade English for 30 years. I hope to teach ten more.

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