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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Frank


 

Name
Frank Quinn

Born
2/20/29

Home
Port Washington, New York

Diagnosis
Macular & myopic degeneration

Eyes Affected
Mostly right eye

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
49

Visual Acuity
left eye, 20/50, right legally blind

Treatment
See both ophtalmologist & retina specialist, four months and 6 months. Use eye drops as an insurance against glaucoma.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Hard reading. Gave up driving about 7 years ago. Left eye getting progressively worse each year.

Family History
My aunt on my mother's side (deceased) had sugar diabetes and very poor eyesight.

Impact on My Life
Depressed. Cannot read as much as I used to or do the things I once was able to do.

Positive Effects
None

Working

Retired

More About Me

Other than being depressed, I have become a recluse. No will power. Even find it difficult to go walking.