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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Jack


 

Name
Jack McCall

Born
11th Oct 1994

Home
Barbados

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
12

Acuity
20/40

Treatment
I am just taking Omega 3 and eating lots of green veggies

Prognosis
I have remained the same vision since I was diagnosed in Miami

Family History
No one in my family has it

Impact On Your Life
I was scared and confuse at first, but my mom, family and friends don't treat me any different, so I live a normal life. I still play football (soccer) and surf.

Positive Effects
That people around me treat me the same.

Adaptations
I have some visual aids which help me at school.

Employment
Still at school.

More About Me
I live a sporty life, and this has not stopped me. There are, however, times I don't see clearly, like when I play football (soccer). I don't see my team mates faces, but I know their positions, and I can kick the ball to them. I have been team captain twice, and I play centerfield. I enjoy surfing, and I have a close friend who is very supportive. My mom has been great through all of this.