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Kate


 

Name
Kate McGuire

Born
8/20/48

Home
Shaker Heights

Diagnosis
Dry MD, early stage

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
55

Treatment
Monitoring, far vision prescription glasses, drug store magnifying reading glasses

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Night vision difficult, bright lights a bother.

Family History
Father had it.

Impact on My Life
Just diagnosed, so we'll see. Had just attributed the blurring vision to "old" age and made the necessary adjustments.

Positive Effects
Just diagnosed, so we'll see.

Adaptations
Don't drive at night too often.

Working
Homemaker, sell on eBay, writing.

More About Me
I'm a voracious reader, so the implications of this diagnosis are scary.