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Greg


First posted 2005
Updated 2017

Name
Greg Maujaret

Born
7/2/94

Home
France

Diagnosis
Stargardt

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
10.5

Acuity
1/20 both eyes

Treatment
None. Except wearing sunglasses outdoors, RT4 Essilor lenses on bright days, and orange lenses on gray days. Also, brown contact lenses for outdoors sports or beach/sea.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I managed pretty well doing all activities kids my age did. At school I sat in the front row and used the Flipper Panel by Enhanced Vision so I could see what's on the blackboard and got enlarged papers. I graduated from regular high school in scientific field in 2012 when I was eighteen. Then I went to Valentin HaĆ¼y higher school for visually impaired and graduated in 2017 as a physiotherapist. I have just bought premises as I want to work in private practice.

Family History
None that we know of. My parents never heard of Stargardt disease or any retinal disease running in their respective family, and it made it hard for them to accept the diagnosis at first.

Impact on My Life
Nothing particular. I have to cope with this until research will find a treatment to repair my degenerated cone cells. I cannot take my drivers licence but I have decided to live in a city and will use public transport.

Positive Effects
None

Adaptations
Low vision equipment. Zoomtext for Internet. Big TV screen, 24" PC monitor, Apple Mac computer, iPhone.

Employment
My own boss as a physiotherapist.

More About Me
I have played rugby for years, I love to go to the beach (my parents live close to the Atlantic) and I love going out with friends and have a good time.