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Evelyn


 

Name
Evelyn Lowery

Born
29 Nov 1938

Home
Toronto Ontario Canada

Diagnosis
Dry MD & Macular Hole

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
64

Visual Acuity
?

Treatment
6 month check ups. Vita Lux AREDS supplements and controlled diet. I also take anti-inflammatories (Arthrotec) for Arthritis and Atacand for high blood pressure

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Good. Blurred central vision in left eye with hole, but still able to make out what and where. Right eye is very good but with small little basket weaves here and there.

Family History
Father died at 91 years old. Had MD, and I believe it developed into macular holes, reflecting back. Mother had fine sight and died at age 87. Brother, born in 1935, is fine. Has had one eye problem, but nothing serious.

Impact on My Life
At first...depression, bitterness. Then when I realized I could still manage and work (I have my own dog grooming business) and. . .

Positive Effects
. . . more importantly, I immediately signed up with CNIB and began voluntary work for them, I found that I was doing pretty good compared to others. Now I just want to help.

Adaptations

Diet

Working

I have my own dog grooming business. Semi-retired, but still okay to work and drive.

More About Me

I'm not that interesting LOL