Long Island, NY
Wet Myopic Macular Degeneration, Multi Focal Choroiditis
Age at Diagnosis
Corrected Left 20/100. Right 20/20 uncorrected. -10 in right eye. Left eye is usually the same.
When diagnosed in 1999, it was either wet myopic MD or multi focal choroditis. Steroids for a few weeks, which did not work, so the conclusion was wet MMD. 3 treatments of PDT in 2000/1. More blurry spots in 3/04. Conclusion: multi focal choroiditis.
Prognosis or Current State of
Left eye, I still have some vision. Right eye is fine - although myopic.
Impact on My Life
A very hard disease to get used to. It is very difficult to explain to people what you can actually see and not see. Most people do not understand the impact on your life. I have pretty much continued my life as normal.
Taught me not to take anything for granted. I went out and bought the car I dreamed about, as I did not know how long I would be able to drive. I am still driving that car!
Working as a CPA/controller of a ladies sportwear manufacturer. Due to an understanding employer, I work 4 days a week.