Escondido, CA (San Diego County)
Dry MD & Wet MD
Left with Dry MD, Right with Wet MD.
Age at Diagnosis
63 or 62?
20/800 Right eye, 20/225 Left eye. Glasses correct Dry version
(left eye to 20/70).
Laser (8 times) in Wet MD eye.
Prognosis or Current State of
Mother believed to have MD, Sister has Dry MD.
Impact on My Life
Devastating at first. Not so bad now that its stable. Didn't drive
or go much so not bothered by that.
Joined the MD list. Heard of Talking Books.
Adapted by listening to the Talking Books,Using Magnifying glass
to do the bills etc. Also use a large arm Magnifying and light for
bigger jobs. I cannot read magazines or newspaper without
magnification. Paper looks dirty gray and print is a darker dirty
gray. I use humor to help me adapt. If someone enjoys my humor It
helps me even more. Its scary to be serious ...throws me into
depression a lot of the time.
No. Just play on puter.
More About Me
I love my computer but sure miss reading computer magazines. Some
are on the net which is great. I worry about losing the center of
my dry eye when or if it turns wet.
I am a mother and a grandmother. I
have 3 grand kids. The oldest will be 18 this year. Eeek! Son says
no more babies. (sniff)