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Dorothy


 

Name
Dorothy Latta

Born
May 5, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan

Home
Columbus, Indiana

Diagnosis
AMD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
65

Visual Acuity
Right: 20/300. Left: count fingers.

Treatment
Vitamins.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Fairly good with visual aids.

Family History
No MD known. All wear glasses.

Impact on My Life
Not fun, but I manage quite well.

Positive Effects
Family and friends most supportive.

Adaptations
Use better lighting, especially on my kichen table so to see the food better. Use a lot of things from the deli, as cooking is a problem.

Working
Retired RN.

More About Me
Have been a widow for seven years. Had quadruple by-pass surgery two years ago. Enjoy Talking Books. No longer able to quilt, sew or knit. Have one married daughter, two married grand daughters, and a sister in Michigan. They and their husbands are wonderful to me. Friends and family assist with grocery shopping. Use the "Call-a-Bis" in our town to go to appointments and stores. Find that the older I become, folks are kinder and more helpful. My church gives me inspiration, comfort, and support. Spend part of every day counting my many blessings.