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Howard


 

Name
Howard Parker

Born
9-13-50

Home
St. Louis, Missouri

Diagnosis
Dry MD

Eyes Affected
Left

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
52

Visual Acuity
?

Treatment
Taking Lutein and eating green vegatables and wearing sunglasses.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
No problems yet.

Family History
Dad was diabetic. Developed cataracts, which were removed from both eyes.

Impact on My Life
None yet.

Positive Effects
More aware of the desease.

Adaptations
None

Working
Employed full time as electrician in a power plant.

More About Me
Retired from Air Force/Air National Guard, 23 years. About to be a grandfather for the first time by oldest daughter. Have three daughters, two in Austin, Texas ages 30,Maria, and 28,Deanna, and the third in St. Louis age 19, Veronica. I have a very supportive wife, Jennifer, who knows some great low vision specialists, so she keeps after me.