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Emily


 

Name
Emily Clarke

Born
09.01.1984

Home
Newcastle, England

Diagnosis
Cone-rod dystrophy

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
7

Visual Acuity
4/60

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Slow deterioration

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
Well, since I have grown up with this it seems more natural to me. It affects my studying, and social life is increasing now that I am at university.

Positive Effects
I get more money out of the government (an aim of all students)! I get a free laptop, scanner and printer.

Adaptations

I use magnification and speech software on my laptop.

Working

Currently a student

More About Me

I am studying genetics at Newcastle University and have just finished my second year. I love university and student life. I like to travel as much as I can, and the long university holidays give a great opportunity to do this.