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Gloria


 

Name
Gloria Mahaffey

Born
04-09-46 Tampa, Florida, USA

Home
Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

Diagnosis
Macular Degeneration Dry type.

Eyes Affected
Both - Right worse.

Eye Color
Brown with green borders

Age at Diagnosis
53

Visual Acuity
?

Treatment
Daily MultiVitamins, OccuPlus, other supplements found in MD books (i.e. Copper), green leafy vegetables.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Blurred vision.

Family History
My maternal aunt had MD and used her peripheral vision to read the newspaper. Her son was diagnosed several years ago and has lost his long range vision, but can still read and watch TV.

Impact on My Life
I finished my double Masters of Science and plan to do medical transcription when I can no longer work as a nurse.

Positive Effects
I appreciate visual things more, such as our beautiful sunrises and sunsets here in New Mexico.

Adaptations
Transition lens darker. Plus, amber shades over glasses when outside. We have very bright days and little cloud cover. Plus, we are over a mile high.

Working
12 hour shifts as Critical Care Nurse until ???

More About Me
Doing genealogy until ???. Haven't found any audio home pages or genealogy programs to help me continue. Learning to listen to audio tapes and not get distracted. I am a big fan of Tony Hillerman's murder mysterys and the X-Files.