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DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Emily


 

Name
Emily Lloyd

Born
12/14/1977

Home
Long Beach, California

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Right mostly

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
27

Treatment
At this point I am taking eye vitamins and wearing better sunglasses. Unfortunately those are the only two things that were recommended to me by my doctor.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I am actually going to a new retina specialist today for a second opinion, and to see if he has another course of treatment that I could be following.

Family History
My grandma has some retinal degeneration. Apparently it skips a generation, because my mom has perfect vision.

Impact on My Life
I recently went to the DMV to renew my driver's license. They will not renew it until I can get a doctor's note saying that I am capable of driving. I was pretty upset. I know I can see fine driving during the day and I know I need to be careful at night.

Employment
4th grade teacher

More About Me
I have a two year old daughter, and I am hoping the gene will skip her!