Feb 24, 1940
Macular degeneration (wet form)
Age at Diagnosis
left eye - counting fingers, right eye 20/400.
None - vitamins.
Prognosis or Current State of
Cell transplant would solve all my problems. RS said in three or
four years it will probably be perfected. Red convertible, here I
Mother was diagnosed one year after I was. Mother's sister
diagnosed years ago. Distant relatives have been diagnosed with MD.
Impact on My Life
In every way imaginable.
It got me out of the bowling alley where I owned a snack bar. Do
not have to listen to how dry the lanes are anymore. (In all
actuality, I would give anything to be back there with my eyesight
intact. Retirement would be only a year and a half
CCTV, Zoomtext, binocular glasses for computer, telescopic glasses
for distance' talking calculator, food scale, alarm clock. Raised
adhesive dots on everything.
More About Me
I have two children and three grandchildren. In May 2000, I moved
to NJ to live with my sister-in-law, her husband and father. In
August 2001, we will be moving to Milford, PA for a slower pace of
life and quieter. It will also be closer to my hometown.