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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

June


 

Name
June Vogel

Born
09/11/1955

Home
Harlow UK

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
48

Acuity
Not sure. Perfect circle of blurry vision on outside of macula.

Treatment
None. Visited Moorsfield eye hospital yearly. Now every 2 years.

Family History
Not known of any eye problems with grandparents. None with parents.

Impact On Your Life
Not a lot yet. Initially scared as to what was wrong. Depressed, come to terms with it. Try not to worry about future, as no one can say what's in store.

Positive Effects
I make the most of what I have and appreciate it more.

Adaptations
Wear react-to-light glasses.

Employment
Work in care home as a housekeeper.

More About Me
52 yrs old. Married. 2 grown up daughters and one grandchild. I like nature, motorbikes, cats, reading, painting and walking.