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Gideon
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Name
Gideon Naor

Born
April 9, 1929

Home
Ramat-Hasharon, (near Tel-Aviv), Israel

Diagnosis
ARMD (wet)

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
63

Visual Acuity
Left - 20/200, Right - 20/170

Treatment
Right: Laser (Hot),1991, Left: 1x PDT

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Partial loss of central vision on both eyes. Right: Clear yet distorted view. Left: blurred, some blind spots.

Family History
Mother had loss of central vision (legally blind) because of diabetes and probably also because of AMD. Lived until age of 96, and was never totally blind.

Impact on My Life
Managing almost everything with low vision aids and eccentric vision, except of driving, which is not allowed here (meanwhile...)

Positive Effects
As a result of undergoing that difficult path all by myself, but seeing, since belonging to this List, what can be achieved by joining forces, I am now involved in setting up a national support/interest group of MD-affected in my country.

Adaptations
Special glasses enable to read 1-2 inches from eye outdoors and special lighting indoors. Beecher binoculars enable watching TV and performances. Zoomtext for PC, eccentric vision for outdoors and recognizing faces.

Working
Until retirement, full work with one eye, then teaching and consultancies until second eye affected.

More About Me
Married to Devora. Son and 3 grand children, daughter in Boston, MA. Daily swimming and a large collection of classical music. Member of Governing Council of SID (Society for International Development), Rome.