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Estelle


 

Name
Estelle Brodie

Born
Feb 1939

Home
Johannesburg, South Africa

Diagnosis
Wet ARMD

Eyes Affected
Left

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
60

Visual Acuity
Still excellent - dont know the numbers.

Treatment
Laser photocoagulation.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Ophthalmologist gives odds of 50/50 to stay the same. I am lucky to have had early diagnosis. I saw the "blob" in my vision 5 weeks ago, and was treated within 10 days.

Family History
None, but mother died young.

Impact on My Life
Minimal; I need to use glasses for driving.

Positive Effects
Awareness of my mortality.

Adaptations
Have got to eat spinach now.

Working
Retired.

More About Me
Married, with 4 children. I used to complain that none of them has my blue eyes, but now I am delighted.