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Jean


 

Name
Jean

Home
Massachusetts

Diagnosis
Wet AMD / Glaucoma

Eyes Affected
both / left only glaucoma

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
dry 65 / wet 68

Acuity
20/35 L - 20/200 R

Treatment
Lucentis injections - 35+ L eye - 20+ R eye Glaucoma is in my "good" eye - drops 4x daily

Prognosis
Generally I go for monthly injections (both eyes) with occasional 3 month periods off when fluid is low. Left eye has been maintained at 20/35. Right eye no central vision/good peripheral vision.

Family History
None

Impact On Your Life
Major, but I've adapted. Fear of further vision loss.

Adaptations
Brighter household lighting. No night driving.

Employment
Self-employed writer

More About Me
Widowed since this began. Live alone with (terrific) dog. Can still do most things--even drive carefully, though not at night.