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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Khristy


 

Name
Khristy

Born
04/13/1964

Diagnosis
Wet Macular Degeneration

Eyes Affected
Right eye: no central vision

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
37

Acuity
Hopeless

Treatment
None. 3 specialists determined that my condition was inoperable, irreverseable, permanent.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Same

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
Difficulty in dimly lit surroundings. Very little depth perception. Cannot read or use computer more than 1-2 hours at a time.

Positive Effects
Greatly appreciate the vision in my left eye!

Adaptations
Compensate by taking more time to drive in overcast days. Try not to drive at night, if possible Take frequent breaks when reading or using computer.

Employment
Self-employed.

More About Me
I had no family history of this disease and was healthy otherwise. I began taking a medication, Celexa, 6/99. By 4/2001, I'd lost my vision in my right eye. I took no other medication. I did file a report with the FDA and Forest Pharmaceuticals. Has anyone else experienced loss of vision while taking this medication?